#students | #parents | Two 12-Year-Old Girls Arrested For Moreno Valley School Assault

MORENO VALLEY, CA — Two students at Sunnymead Middle School were arrested for assaulting a fellow student and a teacher inside a classroom last week, the Riverside Sheriff’s Department said Monday. The incident has rattled a Moreno Valley community still reeling from the Sept. 16 assault of a 13-year-old boy who died in the hospital nine days after being sucker-punched by two other students.

Three Sunnymead students — all 12-year-old girls — are suspects in the assault that occurred last Wednesday, Oct 2., the department said in a statement.

A cell-phone video of the fight was posted on social media, the Desert Sun reported, and shows a girl approaching another girl who is seated at a table. A woman who appears to be the teacher tries to intervene, but is quickly surrounded by other students in the classroom.

Two of the girls were booked at Riverside County Juvenile Hall last Friday on suspicion of battery, but school resource officers are still “actively seeking” the third student, the sheriff’s office said Monday.

One student suffered non-serious injuries in the fight, KTLA reported. Still, the incident is rattling parents within Moreno Valley School District, in the aftermath of the fatal attack on Diego at nearby Landmark Middle School.

“I’m very upset. I’m livid,” one parent told KABC. “I could be making funeral arrangements for my child.”

Superintendent Martinrex Kedzior spoke to those concerns at a news conference last Thursday, KTLA reported.

“I want the Moreno Valley community to hear me loud and hear my clear when I say that what I’ve seen and what we’ve all seen in those videos is absolutely unacceptable,” she said.

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