Police beef up presence after high school brawl

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! HAWTHORNE – Police boosted patrols Friday in and around Hawthorne High School to prevent a new outbreak of violence a day after a brawl involving dozens of students, officials said. No new disturbances occurred, said Superintendent Cheryl White of the Centinela Valley Union High School District. She said Thursday’s incident was out of the norm. One male student was arrested Thursday for felony assault on an officer and brought to Eastlake Juvenile Hall, said police Capt. John Beerling. Twenty-five other students were cited and released, he said. Police and school officials said the brawl was gang related and may have been caused by tensions between Latino and Tongan students. The violence was quelled by officers in riot helmets who used pepper spray and carried shotguns that fire bean bag rounds, officials said. – Associated Presslast_img

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