I'm so upset I don't even know where to start. This year I am fortunate to have 8th period off. When the bell rand after 7th period my class left and I started to put my things away like any other day. All of the sudden a kid I've never seen before runs into my classroom, jumps over a table and grabs a chair and holds it over his head. Another kid I've never seen before runs in. The two start brawling. I went to call security but was trapped in my classroom because of the crowd of kids trying to see the fight. I tried reach my in class emergency call box but was grabbed and pushed in the fight. I started screaming and all of the male teachers on the floor came running and broke through the kids, thank god. It took 6 guys to control these two kids. When the fight was finally over my fire extinguisher was pulled off the wall because one kid tried to use it as a weapon, a chair was broken and a table was turned over. I was sent to the nurse and filled out about a million forms. I met with the VP and Principal. School policy says I have to stay out of work tomorrow to give me time to decide if I want to press charges. Here is when I'm conflicted. The 2 students are adults 18 and 19. Although my teacher friends and family tell me I should press charges I'm uneasy about it. Yes I was pushed but 1) it wasn't intentional- it was in the chaos and 2) I'm only emotionally shaken up, not physically hurt. One of the kids is from another country and will likely get deported if he gets arrested. And I don't want to feel responsible for these kids having a criminal record that follows them through out life. I know I must sound crazy but I'm worried about what will happen to them. Any help/experience or insight would be appreciated.