A central Kentucky school was placed under a lockdown after a fight involving five students.
Officials at Madison Southern High School say the fight broke out after students got off of buses this morning and exchanged some heated words.
Principal Hubert Broaddus says the "n word" was used and may have been what started the racially charged fist fight.
The school was placed under lockdown after the students involved in the fight made it through the doors. Students not involved in the fight were told to go into the nearest classroom shut the doors. Students were kept in those classrooms until well after the fight was broken up.
Berea police say three students were taken into custody and charged with disorderly conduct. The three students charged are 15, 16 and 17 years old.
There were no weapons used during the fight and we're told there were no serious injuries.
Many parents showed up at Madison Southern this morning to pick up their children. None of the five students involved in the fight were allowed to stay at school.