JAY COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) – A rise in fights during the first quarter of the year at Jay County Jr.-Sr. High School caused enough alarm that officials have changed the protocol when addressing physical conflicts between students.

A concerned citizen reached out to WANE TV claiming there had been no less than 38 fights at the school of roughly 1,300 students during the first 40 days of the current year.

Those numbers are not accurate, according to Principal Chad Dodd, but he did say there had been a rise in fighting amongst students.