Security Issues Raised After Adults Walk On Stockton Campus, Pick Fight With Student
STOCKTON (CBS13) — A fight caught on video at a Stockton school where adults picked a fight with a student is raising safety concerns on the campus.
The video shows the tail end of the melee at the Bear Creek High School campus in Stockton.
Stockton Police have yet to release what started the fight, but say three adults entered the campus on Thursday as school ended and started a fight with a Bear Creek student.
Officers say my last night, they had two people in custody.
Adding to concerns is that this was the second incident of violence on a Lodi Unified School District campus in just three months.
In February, a basketball coach’s wife was allegedly attacked by a parent on the opposing team during a game at McNair High, prompting the game to be called off.
CBS13 spoke to Asst. Superintendent Dawn Vetica about safety on the campus.
“We believe we have campus security,” she said. “We have enough campus security and they are trained.”
She says the campuses are as sealed as possible, but like any district, they only have so many resources.
“We take school safety very seriously and we’re always studying it and looking at it and seeing what we can do to make our schools safer,” she said.
For parents, they just hope it stops.
“It’s sad that it’s come to this, because how can children even concentrate to get their education?” one parent said.
District leaders say they are also actively looking for security threats on social media and through word of mouth, so they can avoid similar incidents.