#students | #parents | Fight At Corona Del Mar HS Leaves Student Hospitalized

CORONA DEL MAR, CA — An after school fight drew official responses from the Newport Mesa Unified School District, the Newport Beach Fire Department and Newport Beach Police.

On Thursday, a 14-year-old boy and a 12-year-old seventh-grade boy began fighting, Newport Beach Police spokeswoman Heather Rangel said.

The school’s Student Resource Officers immediately responded, calling in police backup and paramedics, according to a report in the OC Register.

“The 14-year-old was arrested on suspicion of battery with intent to cause great bodily injury,” Rangel said. “As both males are juveniles, no further information will be released.”

An ambulance took the seventh-grader to the hospital, she said. Their condition is not currently known.

According to the district spokesperson Annette Franco, the details that led to the fight were not known, but the school and district are currently at work on a “disciplinary action” for the 14-year-old.

“One student was taken to the hospital and we remain in contact with the parents,” Franco said. The hospitalized student’s mother told the media that her son “suffered head fractures” and that “he did not know his accused attacker or what provoked the fight.”

The 14-year-old was taken to a juvenile jail, until the parents responded, Rangel said. “It was quite a long time until he was booked,” she said.

A statement released by the district says:

“Our schools respond as quickly as possible to any issues on our campuses.”

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