EL CAJON, Calif. (KGTV) -- The Grossmont Union High School District has hired an independent investigator following an incident that occurred on the campus of Valhalla High School in El Cajon.
In a video statement Thursday evening, Grossmont Union Superintendent Theresa Kemper provided an update on the investigation to look into the conduct of a GUHSD Campus Supervisor who intervened to break up an altercation during lunchtime on August 31.
The video of the incident was quickly shared on social media. It shows a campus supervisor breaking up a fight between two female students. The video ends with the supervisor putting his knee on the neck of one of the girls. It's unclear if the student suffered any injuries.
In light of investigations, the Campus Supervisor has been placed on administrative leave.
"And through the help of the San Diego County Office of Education, our District has hired Dominc Quiller of the firm McCune-Harbor in Los Angelesto conduct the investigation. We have complete confidence in Mr. Quiller’s ability to accomplish the important task of a prompt and thorough investigation into this matter, Kemper said in a statement.
Here is the full statement issued by GUHSD Thursday evening:
“In my message to you last week about the events on the Valhalla High School campus on August 31st, I committed to being as transparent as possible about the investigation so I’m here to provide you with an update. With the support of our Governing Board, our District has hired an independent investigator to conduct a review of the incident. And through the help of the San Diego County Office of Education, our District has hired Dominc Quiller of the firm McCune-Harbor in Los Angelesto conduct the investigation. We have complete confidence in Mr. Quiller’s ability to accomplish the important task of a prompt and thorough investigation into this matter. For our part, I restate our District’s commitment to appropriate action once we have the results of the review. In the meantime, we’ve opened our doors to meetings with community leaders to hear their concerns including the People’s Association of Justice Advocates and an upcoming meeting with the NAACP. And we’ll continue to listen, and be open, as this process proceeds. Thank you for listening.”
Grossmont Union High School District Superintendent Theresa Kemper
Superintendent @takemper shared this update with the Valhalla community this evening regarding the District's decision to hire an independent investigator to review the August 31 incident at Valhalla High School. Release with written statement: https://t.co/eozyOmoQY7 pic.twitter.com/UrwAB7nIor— PIO Collin McGlashen (@GUHSD_PIO) September 10, 2021