TURLOCK (CBS13) — A student was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries and a second student is facing a charge of attempted homicide after a fight at Turlock High School on Friday, officials say.
A lieutenant with the Turlock Police Department said the altercation started as “just a fistfight” that escalated to the suspect drawing a knife on the other student.READ MORE: Man Killed In Sacramento Freeway Shooting Was Retired Correctional Officer Lufino Reyes Mejorado
Videos taken by students show the violent nature of the fight that took place at 9 a.m. near the athletic fields.
The suspect also sustained an injury to his hand and was medically cleared shortly after. He is in custody at the Stanislaus County Juvenile Center.
It’s unclear what led up to the fight, but Turlock police say a teacher and the school resource officer, Jessica Clark, intervened in the fight.
Turlock Unified School District released a statement thankful for the teacher’s “swift action.”READ MORE: Experts Discuss Omicron COVID-19 Variant Findings In Sacramento Wastewater
Turlock Unified will also provide counselors and support for students and staff to assist with mental health support.
District officials kept Turlock High in session for the day on a regular schedule, but parents were able to pick their students up early, if they chose to do so.
Parents who spoke with CBS13 said they were in communication with their children via text or calls.
“When she texted me and said I want to come home, it’s important for me to make her feel safe,” said Maggie Figueira, a mother with a student at Turlock High School.MORE NEWS: Renowned Roseville Taqueria Nixtaco Hit by Crook Caught On Surveillance Camera
Anyone with information relevant to the investigation please contact Detective Kevin Blanc at Turlock Police Department at (209) 668-6540.