Lancaster school hikes security after racially-charged fight

first_img(661) 476-4586160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A female teacher who tried to stop the fight was pushed down and kicked, Villa said. A second teacher was punched when he came to help. A deputy arrived and restored order, Villa said. The Eastside district hired a school deputy to patrol its four campuses and provide a law enforcement presence amid staff concern about campus safety. A second deputy will be hired in the wake of Thursday’s fight, Villa said. In addition, the number of hours worked by campus supervisors will be doubled from three to six daily. [email protected] LANCASTER – Security has been beefed up at Cole Middle School after a racially motivated fight that injured two teachers who tried to break it up, officials said Friday. Three students were arrested, one on suspicion of assault and battery on a school official and the two others for fighting on campus, following the Thursday morning dust-up. They also were suspended from school, pending expulsion hearings. A handful of other students who watched the fight and egged on the participants received five-day suspensions, officials said. The incident started as an argument between between two eighth-grade boys and escalated into violence when one of them uttered a racial slur, said Roberto Villa, superintendent of the Eastside Union School District. The third boy got involved to back up his friend. last_img

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