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Hemet police arrests 4 students at California middle school

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Posted at 10:01 AM, Aug 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-25 13:01:59-04

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California police department says three middle school students have been arrested after attempting to free another student from custody.

The Riverside Press-Enterprise reported Saturday that a 15-year-old Tahquitz High student arrived at Rancho Viejo Middle School Friday and argued with a school employee.

Hemet police says the high school girl was arrested on suspicion of threatening a public employee after a campus police officer attempted to speak with her.

Authorities say three other minors attempted to stop the officer from arresting the girl by blocking the patrol car door and trying to punch the officer.

Authorities say the officer called for backup and the girl, two 13-year-old boys and a 14-year-old boy were arrested.

School officials say the students should expect to face disciplinary action from the district.