“Police are investigating reports of an assault at a Springfield Elementary School involving two groups of students.

Monday morning Springfield police were called to Kenwood Elementary School about an incident that happened during recess Friday, according to an incident report obtained through a News Center 7 public records request.

Police were informed by the school’s principal that ‘a group of Black students had gathered several white students on a specific spot of the playground and forced them to state ‘Black Lives Matter’ against their will,’, the police report states.

Students who tried to avoid the situation were ‘chased down and escorted, dragged, or carried to the playground,’ the report alleges. The group of students also allegedly filmed the students who were forced to make the statement.”