STOCKTON — A “large student fight” on the Lincoln High School campus at 11:52 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, resulted in students sheltering in place and Stockton police being called to the scene.
“We did have several fights on the Lincoln High School campus today at lunch,” Superintendent Kelly Dextraze said in a statement. “… The school was never placed on a lockdown, though we did usher students into class a few minutes early and ask that they briefly shelter in place out of an abundance of caution.
“Student safety is always our No. 1 priority. … School is in session currently, without restriction.”
After classes ended for the day, students described a chaotic scene at lunch that generated a number of rumors.
“This was all during lunch, the fights broke out then we had locked down,” senior Nicole Gholar said. “We had to cut lunch 10 minutes short so that everyone can go inside because it wasn’t safe.”
Officer Joe Silva, a spokesman for the Stockton Police Department, said that “when officers arrived, school administrators were attempting to stop the fight. The situation eventually became under control.”
There were no reports of serious injuries or weapons involved, police said.
“At approximately 11:55 am Lincoln High School had a safety concern which included multiple students engaging in fights on campus,” Lincoln High School Principal Lori Green said in an email sent out about 12:30 p.m. “Out of an abundance of caution we made the decision to send students directly to their 5th period classes and instituted a shelter-in-place. The issues are now resolved and we will resume the rest of the school day as usual.”
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