Campus officer hurt in fight at Lincoln HS

Posted at 1:02 PM, Feb 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-26 22:22:45-05

SAN DIEGO – Two students were arrested after an altercation at Lincoln High School Friday that sent a campus police officer and five students to the hospital.

San Diego police, San Diego Unified police and paramedics responded to a report of a fight between a student and campus police officer shortly after 12:15 p.m. at the school on 4777 Imperial Avenue.

It is not immediately known what prompted the fight between the student and officer. The officer suffered head trauma, 10News learned.

According to police and fire officials, students came up on the school police officer from behind and somehow during the scuffle the officer ended up injured.

Five students were taken to the hospital after responding officers deployed pepper spray. One student who was stunned by an officer's stun gun was also hospitalized. Three other students were treated at the scene.

The student stunned by the stun gun was arrested on suspicion of felony assault on a police officer. Another student was arrested on suspicion of damaging school property.

The brother of the student who was stunned by an officer's stun gun was at the hospital and talked to 10News about what he heard had happened. He attends a different school where he is a senior.

"I guess my brother was at school -- they were having fun wrestling or slap boxing, whatever was going on. I guess [the officer] had slammed my brother on the car. I guess my brother reacted and his reactions or whatever he did, he fought the officer back from what I'm told. They told me [the officer] tased my brother and he was on the floor shaking. And I guess they tased him again a couple of times and a couple of my other boys ran up and got pepper-sprayed."

One parent told 10News that her daughter was among a group of students pepper-sprayed by responding officers.

Parent Tia Turner said, "I don't feel that it's Lincoln's fault or the San Diego Unified School District because what our kids do at home they do at school."

Parent Yolanda Lewis said, "My daughter called me and said, 'Mom, they're up here pepper-spraying, tasing; they're flipping them, doing everything. When I came up here, [it was] a big mess. They've been fighting, they've been tased, they’ve been everything."

One student, who was pepper-sprayed, told 10News, "We were just play fighting and our staff came and tried to break it up, and then one of the staff got hit so they took it seriously."

The student continued, "I was coming up to the fence, and I think he thought I was going to jump over the fence and he just sprayed me."


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Posted by Ella Osuna on Friday, February 26, 2016