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New video shows fight at New Britain High School

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NEW BRITAIN, CT (WFSB) -

New video obtained by Eyewitness News shows the huge fight broke out around dismissal time at New Britain High School on Wednesday.

There was heightened security at New Britain High School on Thursday, one day after the huge brawl. There were extra officers at the school when students arrived in the morning and when they left in the afternoon. 

Police arrested three adults from the same family. The arrests include 21-year-old uncle Anthony Gabriel Gutierrez,  57-year-old grandmother Brunilda Merced and 34-year-old mother Brenda Alvarado. 

"He's got a knife," a female can be heard screaming on the recently obtained video. 

Gutierrez was seen on camera wielding a knife. 

Police said the fight erupted outside the building right as the school's 2,600 students were leaving on Wednesday afternoon.

Family members told Eyewitness News that the fight was due to bullying that had gone on too long. However, they added they did not want it to end like it did on Wednesday. 

Police said three students were about the fight when the mother of two of them became involved. That's when they said the brawl became bigger.

"Several officers got jumped," New Britain Police Chief James Wardwell said. "I think all the officers that were involved did so in a very professional manner."

Officers recovered a knife from a nearby sewer drain.

When all was said and done, 11 people were arrested, including three adults and eight children. 

The eight students involved were suspended and face expulsion. They were also served with a  summons by police. 

Gutierrez was charged with risk of injury, second-degree breach of peace, second-degree assault, carrying a dangerous weapon, interfering with police and first-degree criminal attempt to commit assault.

Merced was charged with interfering with police, second-degree breach of peace and assault in a police officer.

Alvarado was charged with second-degree breach of peace, assault in an officer and interfering with police.

At New Britain Superior Court on Thursday, the judge didn't go easy on the adults. The family said they were hoping for their loved ones to be released on a promise to appear at court.

But,  Gutierrez is being held on a $250,000 bond. Merced and  Alvarad, who both don't have criminal records, are being held on $75,000 bonds.

Family members broke out in sobs during the court appearance. One woman had a panic attack and had to be helped out by medics. 

The school administration said it will look into those bullying allegations, but haven't confirmed anything. 

All three are back in court next months. 

Both school officials and police said they are continuing to investigate the fight. 

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