SOURCE: Police officers in Stockton, California responded to Bear Creek High School in order to detain an unruly student who was fighting with a staff member. But they were attacked by students who were part of a huge mob yelling and cheering while the offers were trying to do their jobs.
Here’s a video released by CBS Sacramento which shows the altercations and disrespect shown to these officers by the students:
Another video I found on YouTube shows the chaos as well:
Here’s more from Fox 8. In their video you can seen an entire trash can being thrown at the officers:
“A California high school was on lockdown Friday afternoon after an all-out brawl ensued between students, teachers and police. The incident was caught on video.
It happened at Bear Creek High School in Stockton at about 10:45 a.m., prompting the Lodi Unified School District to place the school on lockdown for close to 90 minutes.
A former student said fights were common at the school, but after seeing the video of the incident – that began with a single student fighting with a staff member – everybody agreed the situation was extreme.
A garbage can is seen being thrown by a student as responding Stockton police officers were trying to detain another student who didn’t listen to the officers’ commands.
“I didn’t know it was that bad. I was thinking a few students, you know, had an altercation. But I did not know it was as bad as it was from that video,” said one concerned parent.
Stockton police estimated 80 students were involved and said several of the students tried to pull the officer off the student being detained. According to police, officers were struck by several students.
Police did say no officers, students or staff were injured during the incident and the original disruptive student was cited for resisting arrest.
But after seeing the video, many are wondering what could happen to the others who were involved.
“I don’t know what is going on with these kids. I don’t know. Even with the authority there and they are still being too much. It’s scary… it’s dangerous,” a parent said.”
If I were running that school everyone of these students that I could identify would be suspended and the ones who actually touched the police officers in any way would be permanently suspended.
This level of disrespect cannot be tolerated in any way whatsoever. How it got to this point I don’t know, but this school needs to put the kaibosh on this ever happening again.