Two eighth grade students were arrested after a fight put a staff member in the hospital.
It happened Wednesday afternoon at Truesdell Middle School.
Administrators put the school on lockdown and police were called to the scene after a lunchtime fight.
"The people who was [sic] walking in the hallway, they pulled them into the classroom because there was blood everywhere, " said sixth grader, Asyence Hopper.
Police say two teen boys kicked and punched a custodian after he tried to break up their fight.
"He was on the ground when I found him. I believe he was struck, that's why he fell down," said Pancho Bustos, assistant principal.
The custodian was taken to the hospital with a split lip and abrasions on his head.
Administrators sent students home with a letter giving details about the incident.
"It might have started off as playful, there was a staff member that intervened, thinking it could have got escalated and in the process unfortunately what happened, happened and it turned ugly," said Bustos.
Some parents say the fight makes them nervous and concerned for everyone's safety.
"Maybe these days kids just have so much anger and they just...it's a shame, just a shame," said Denise Snodgrass.
The boys were arrested at school after the custodian decided to press charges.
Asyence said her thoughts were with the man who was hospitalized.
"His head was bashed in and he didn't do nothing to nobody," she said.
Wednesday was the last day of classes before spring break. The fighting students can't come back to Truesdell until a disciplinary hearing.
The two students were booked into the juvenile detention center. They could be expelled from the school.