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VIDEO: Officers assaulted during fight outside Cleveland Heights High School

The fight broke out following a boys basketball game between Cleveland Heights and Garfield Heights.

CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio — Two Cleveland Heights police officers were assaulted and two teens were injured during a fight outside of Cleveland Heights High School on Tuesday evening.

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According to the City of Cleveland Heights, a large fight with "at least 50 students" broke out in the school's parking lot on the west side of the building following the Cleveland Heights vs. Garfield Heights boys basketball game. 

While responding, one officer was struck in the face and another officer was punched in the face. 

A 19-year-old man was treated by paramedics on scene for an injury to his face, and another 19-year-old man was taken to a local hospital with injuries to his knees and face.

Body camera video was released on Thursday to 3News, which can be watched below. 

Officials say that as more fights broke out, Cleveland Heights Police received aid from Shaker Heights, University Heights and South Euclid. At this time, the incident remains under investigation and no arrests have been made.

Cleveland Heights Superintendent Liz Kirby released the following statement to 3News:

"We appreciate the support of local law enforcement during large-scale events that attract many spectators from across the area. The District is investigating to determine if our students were involved in the incident that occured [sic] in the parking lot after the game last night. We will continue working with our security staff and law enforcement to provide appropriate safety measures at our school events."

EDITOR'S NOTE: The video above previously aired on 3News on Jan. 22, 2023, in an unrelated story. 

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