Racial tensions erupt into high school brawl
CARSON | Dozens of youths battled one another at a high school Wednesday in a racially motivated brawl between black and Hispanic students that left two injured and three under arrest, authorities said.
At least 30 students traded punches and kicks in a series of fights that erupted in a Carson High School courtyard during the 10 a.m. recess, said Monica Carazo, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Unified School District.
School police and Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies quelled the violence. Two students were sent to a hospital for treatment, but Ms. Carsazo said she did not know their conditions or the extent of their injuries.
Three students were arrested on suspicion of assault. Five other students were issued citations for fighting.
The school was placed on modified lockdown. Students were confined to classrooms except for lunch and to use restrooms.