Two 12-year-old girls arrested, another sought for assaulting a teacher and a student in California
Officials identified three 12-year-old girls who entered into a classroom and began to assault another female student and the teacher.
- By Sherelle Black
- October 09, 2019
Last week, three preteens were seen on camera physically assaulting a teacher and a student at Sunnymead Middle School in Moreno Valley, California.
According to a press release, the middle school’s School Resource Officer was notified of a fight between students on school property.
After investigating, officials identified three 12-year-old girls who entered into a classroom and began to assault another female student and the teacher.
On Friday, the SRO arrested two of the three girls and they were booked into the Riverside County Juvenile Hall on multiple battery charges. The SRO Unit is actively seeking the third suspect in this incident, according to the release.
“The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department is committed to the safety and security of our youth and takes a zero-tolerance approach to criminal acts on school grounds and in our community,” the release said.
According to KTLA, there is a video of the incident that has gone viral. The video appears to show at female students hitting each other inside a classroom while others, including an adult, tried to break up the altercation.
Superintendent Martinrex Kedziora addressed the video at a news conference last Thursday, reported KTLA.
“I want the Moreno Valley community to hear me loud and hear my clear when I say that what I’ve seen and what we’ve all seen in those videos is absolutely unacceptable,” Kedziora said. “I want to assure you that the images and the videos you are seeing are not true representatives of the Moreno Valley Unified School District.”
Sherelle Black is a Content Editor for the Infrastructure Solutions Group at 1105 Media.