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Fight brings police, paramedics on campus

Courtesy Jadelyn Hua

Paramedics arrived shortly after the fight.

A fight broke out around 2:50 p.m. yesterday, Thursday November 12, in front of the horseshoe drop-off area at the school. According to a police officer, at least two girls, one an LAHS student and one not, were involved in the fight.

One anonymous male freshman said, “The two girls … basically started swearing at each other.”

One of the two then “started punching [the other] in the face,” the freshman said. He said the girl then “ran off” toward San Antonio.

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The fight lasted roughly three minutes, according to the observer. One girl ended up “on the ground,” said sophomore Liz Milner, who also witnessed the fight.

Numerous observers said that the fight was related to a break-up.

A fire truck, police car and ambulance were on campus and one girl was placed on a stretcher.

“I turn around and I see [Security Liaison] Heidi [Galvez] and [Security Liaison] Genaro [Quintana] running towards some person,” senior Haley Bridges, who witnessed the aftermath of the incident, said. “And then I see [Principal Wynne] Satterwhite running towards … a girl lying on the ground.”

According to Haley, Assistant Principal Cristy Dawson pulled one teen aside for questioning.

“We’re investigating,” Assistant Principal Seth Leslie said. “[The staff wants to] ensure the safety of all students.”

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  • the one on the ground | Nov 23, 2009 at 1:07 am

    it was not a fight! there was onlty one person throwing punches…i think that this article shouldn’t even have been written. even though they dont name names…as soon as i walked on campus people knew it was me….and i was made fun of cuz of it….next time they should ask permission. its not their story to tell.

  • the one on the ground | Nov 23, 2009 at 1:03 am

    ok…look….i was the one on the ground….and yes it was three mins….there are many witnesses who agree….and no matter how long it was….it was not right…and i think we need to do sommething about this violence….because who is to say that u arent going to be next….three mins or not….i got hurt…i will never be the same….my vision is gone in my left eye…so how long it was…is irrelevant! and i personally think that people commenting on this post is stupid.u guys weren’t involved. so stop

  • Anonymous Sophomore | Nov 21, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    I agree with Lindsay, it couldn’t have been THREE minutes!! Did the girl run or not?!?!?!

  • Anonymous Sophomore | Nov 21, 2009 at 5:04 pm

    Why didn’t the rest of the school know about this! So many things going on at our High!!!

  • the one on the ground | Nov 14, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    the fight was not a fight… was an attack! when someone is on the ground and being beaten there is no fight. at the time of being hit…it felt like hours. but im just fine…what doesnt kill u makes u stronger.

  • Lindsay | Nov 13, 2009 at 12:15 am

    So I was actually there and witnessed the whole thing, the before and after, and overall your story is fine. But, some things are quite wrong. The girl did not run away she actually walked pretty slowly with a “swag.” Also, the first person that came to help was a lady from the bookroom, everyone else didn’t come until some time later. The fight was no longer than 30 seconds..think about it, 3 minutes is a REALLY long time to be physically fighting.

  • Anonymous Sophomore | Nov 12, 2009 at 11:45 pm

    I’m friends with the girl who got hurt. She’s thankfully okay now, however she was pretty badly beaten. The girl that initiated the fight and ran away was from a different school, making her not only at fault for assault but trespassing as well. As far as I know, the police are involved and actions will be taken to insure nothing like this happens again.