Students Pepper-Sprayed by Deputies During Paramount HS Battle Over Nude Photo Published on Social Media
Trainees at Paramount High School were pepper-sprayed by deputies who were breaking up a fight over a naked picture of a trainee that was flowed on social media, officials stated Friday.
The fight was reported simply before 1 p.m. at the lunchroom of the high school, situated at 14429 Downey Ave. in the city of Paramount, according to the Los Angeles County Constable’s Department.
Reacting deputies discovered 2 students battling. The deputies broke up the fight and told students who were seeing to stand back, a sheriff’s watch commander told KTLA.
2 students were pepper-sprayed, however no other injuries were reported, the commander said.
In an email sent to parents, Paramount Unified School District Superintendent Ruth Perez said the battle was over a nude picture of a trainee being flowed over social networks.
She stated about 20 to 30 students were associated with the fight and that food was thrown prior to deputies arrived and pepper-sprayed “some trainees.”
The Los Angeles County Fire Department reacted to the scene, but no one was transported to the hospital. Those affected were treated by the school nurse, the superintendent said in the e-mail.
School authorities said the school was not on lockdown, but a number of parents and a trainee called KTLA suggesting that it was.
An employee at the school informed KTLA that her child goes to the school and was that he was pepper-sprayed. She said numerous students were struck by the chemical representative. It remains uncertain exactly the number of trainees were affected by the pepper spray.
She said she was informed students would be dismissed from the school beginning at 2:45 p.m.
No even more details about the occurrence have been released.
A minimum of 2 sheriff’s patrol cars and numerous deputies remained at the school at 3:20 p.m., as trainees appeared to be leaving the school, aerial video from Sky5 revealed.
The superintendent said in the email to moms and dads that the students involved face “disciplinary effects.”
“Our district does not tolerate this type of misbehavior and is committed to keeping our trainees safe,” the email read.
Editor’s note: A source’s name has actually been removed from this story. It was at first consisted of due to a newsroom communication error.
KTLA’s Nancy Fontan and Sareen Habeshian contributed to this story.
This content was originally published here.