CCSD po­lice of­fi­cer hurt

Falls while break­ing up fight at Ar­bor View High

Las Vegas Review-Journal - - FROM THE COVER - By Meghin De­laney Las Ve­gas Re­view-journal

A Clark County School Dis­trict po­lice of­fi­cer was in­jured Tues­day morn­ing while break­ing up a fight be­tween two fe­male stu­dents at Ar­bor View High School.

Two 14-year-old stu­dents be­gan fight­ing around 7:40 a.m., school dis­trict po­lice Capt. Ken Young said. The of­fi­cer re­spond­ing to the scene fell as he was try­ing to break up the fight and was taken to Univer­sity Med­i­cal Cen­terl for ob­ser­va­tion.

By 12:30 p.m., the of­fi­cer had been re­leased and was fine, Young said.

One stu­dent was cited for cre­at­ing an af­fray, a term mean­ing be­ing in­volved in a pub­lic fight that dis­turbed the peace. The other stu­dent was ar­rested on charges of re­sist­ing ar­rest, breach of peace and two counts of bat­tery on a school of­fi­cial.

“When (the of­fi­cer was) try­ing to break up the fight, she was re­sis­tant,” Young said.

Dur­ing the fight, which hap­pened about 10 min­utes be­fore the first bell, the school went into a soft lock­down, dis­trict spokesman David Roddy said. Stu­dents were ush­ered into classes early. Dur­ing a soft lock­down, stu­dents can move within the school but not in or out of the school, he said. The lock­down lasted about 40 min­utes.

“The pri­mary rea­son for the lock­down was so the of­fi­cer could get the med­i­cal at­ten­tion he needed,” Roddy said.

Con­tact Meghin De­laney at 702-383-0281 or mde­laney@ re­viewjour­ Fol­low @ Meghin­de­laney on Twit­ter.

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