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LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC) — After a wild fight at Gallery Place involving rival high schools was caught on video and posted on YouTube last week, D.C. councilmember and Metro board member Muriel Bowser says it’s time for a closer look at the supervision kids get on their way to and from school.

While nobody was seriously hurt in the brawl between McKinley Tech and Wilson High School students, Bowser thinks steps need to be taken to prevent future incidents.

“Do we need more adults in the system, whether they be Metro transit police, or whether they be MPD or just some other school officials?” she asked. “How do we keep more kids in their neighborhood so they’re not spending an hour-and-a-half unsupervised traveling across town?”

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In a joint statement from the schools’ principals, David Pinder and Pete Cahall, they wrote that “student government representatives from both schools will be meeting soon to bring this matter to a peaceful resolution and to work on a collaborative community service project.”

“As this process takes its course the administrative teams at both schools are working collectively with our MPD and Metro partners, DCPS and district support teams to ensure that students are safe travelling to and from school and that those students who initiated the conflict are held accountable,” they went on to say.

WNEW’s Matt DelSignore contributed to this report. Follow him and WNEW on Twitter.

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