TULSA, Okla. - Quick facts:
- Students and parents said that a security officer at Union Public Schools used excessive force in breaking up a fight.
- The fight broke out after a group of girls allegedly sprayed mace while eating breakfast.
- The students said they were acting in self-defense.
Students at Union were caught on video fighting during breakfast at school Tuesday.
Students said the fight began after a group of girls sprayed mace while they were eating breakfast, and that they were only defending themselves.
School security diffused the situation, and the district said the security officer acted within protocol.
WATCH: Students fight at Union school
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Students and parents, on the other hand, said the actions were excessive.
The district said they sent out a message alerting parents of the altercation, however direct messages were not sent specifically to the parents of the students involved.