For Immediate Release
|Date||February 18, 2005|
|Contact||Sergeant Duane Beckman|
Riverside, Ca- At 1152 hours, officers at La Sierra High School, 4145 La Sierra Avenue, requested assistance reference a fight on campus. Two students began fighting during the lunch break. As campus police and school personnel were breaking up the fight, additional fights ensued. A large crowd of spectators gathered and someone in the crowd ignited a large firecracker.
The fights were broken up and students ordered back to
classes as approximately twelve additional officers responded to assist. Four
students were detained by police and questioned reference their involvement in
the incident. They were released to school personnel pending further
investigation. Other than minor injuries to the involved students, no other
injuries were reported. Police remained on campus to assist school personnel
during dismissal of students.