I got into a kind of fight with a colleague yesterday and the tension is running high inside me. Is it okay if I call in sick for a day? Maybe the gossip will die down within a day.
Healing takes time. I know that you may get in fight, but a day would not heal the gossips. I recommend go on and tell them so as the parents why you did it. It may be a hard task, but it's better than gossips and you might go to jail if this goes any further. When you apologize make sure your anger is controlled. I would recommend to apologize once you know how to control your anger, because you can be sue for assault if you let your anger out. Its wise of you to ask for help, but stupid enough to have a fight with someone.