Ruskin High School student in critical condition after fight with a school parent and his daughter

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Concerned parents and students took to social media on Tuesday, anxious about safety at Ruskin High School,  7000 E. 111 Street, after it was put on lockdown.

A fight took place between a student and the father of another student at the school according to police, FOX 4's Shannon O'Brien reports that the student is in critical condition.

Police say after 12:15 p.m. the fight between the dad, his daughter and the other student started inside the high school. Witnesses reported that the dad and daughter were beating up the victim.

Off-duty officers and school security broke up the fight, the dad and daughter were taken into custody at the scene.

While there were rumors of gunfire, Ruth Terrell, school spokesperson, described to FOX 4 what actually occurred:

A parent entered Ruskin High School through proper protocols to gain entry to school. An altercation between two students and a parent occurred and a student and a parent were arrested. The entire incident happened during lunch. The principal called a "soft lockdown" for about 40 minutes while the situation was dealt with. Officers immediately arrested both of them and they were escorted from the building. School resumed normally following the incident.

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