MILWAUKEE -- A young mother-to-be is in the hospital following a fight at Barack Obama School of Career and Technical Education. Police say 30 to 40 students and outsiders were fighting at the school, and that a pregnant student kicked a pregnant paramedic.
Officers were dispatched to the school shortly before 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 30th to back up school resource officers.
Dozens were ticketed following the fight, and FOX6 News has learned the pregnant student could face possible criminal charges.
Police say the 16-year-old student has been ordered into the Milwaukee County Children's Center to face possible charges.
The chaos in the halls of Barack Obama School Wednesday afternoon was captured on video. The cell phone video is now making the rounds on social media.
"It was pretty scary. Only thing I was thinking about at the time was to get to her," Schlonda James said.
James says she got a call on Wednesday afternoon from a friend of her daughter.
"Telling me that eight girls had jumped on my daughter," James said.
James didn't know until later that the fight had evolved into a large altercation. The video shows James' 16-year-old daughter Sharaka buried so deep in the mass of people you can barely see her jean jacket -- or the fact that she's eight months pregnant.
Now, after the fight, there are concerns for Sharaka's unborn baby.
"The baby is not doing all the movements they are looking for the child to do, so they are going to induce my daughter," James said.
Along with health concerns, the young mother-to-be could also be facing criminal charges for what happened after the fight.
Police say she kicked a Paratech ambulance EMT who is also pregnant.
"My daughter has asthma and she was letting her know she couldn`t breathe, so at that point and time the lady walked from the side of my daughter and went where my daughter was kicking at and that`s how she got kicked in the stomach," James said.
James says what happened was an accident -- one she doesn't feel her daughter should be punished harshly for, especially as she lays in a hospital bed worrying about her own daughter's future.
"I don`t feel that`s right. She was also a victim," James said.
Paratech officials say the EMT who was kicked was hurt, but she's doing better.
Police say the students involved in the fight have been ticketed -- and school district officials say they're disciplining the students involved as well.
But James says she doesn't feel that's enough, and says her daughter won't be returning to Barack Obama School.
We're told by police that non-student family members of those involved in the fight came to the school -- but they did not gain access to the school, nor did they participate in the fight.