PALMDALE – Knight High School’s last day of class turned ugly Friday when at least eight fistfights erupted after the dismissal bell rang, and more than 25 sheriff’s deputies were called in to clear students off the campus, officials said. Four boys were arrested on suspicion of assaulting school security staff members who tried to break up fights, and a girl was arrested on suspicion of punching a deputy, officials said. “We had a fight that started in the commons area that carried out to another fight in the bus area. There was a third fight in the parking lot,” Deputy Erik Riddle said. “There were approximately 1,500 students out in front of the school.” When school security staff tried to break up the fights, other students assaulted the security staffers, Riddle said. There were no injuries. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Knight High School has more than 2,400 students in ninth through 11th grades. The five students were arrested on suspicion of offenses ranging from battery on a school employee to trespassing to resisting arrest, Deputy Jeff Larson said. The girl had been told by school officials to leave the campus, and when a deputy went over to talk to her, she took a swing and hit him, Sgt. Kyle Bistline said. The fights started just as school let out about noon. Junior Mark Salvi said firecrackers lit by some students were mistaken by other students as gunshots. “All these kids started running around,” Salvi said. “They were celebrating. Maybe they got into a fight. They started arresting kids who were running around. Security got punched in the middle of it. There is celebration to the end the year, but they went too far.” Cynthia Daley, mother of one of the boys arrested, said students told her security staffers hit students. “They are holding my son in a police car. They have my son and (are) telling me, `Get away from the car,”‘ Daley said. The boy’s uncle, Emmanuel Simpson, said the fights involved African-Americans and Latinos, but “only the blacks get handcuffed and arrested.” Sheriff’s deputies said the brawls did not appear to involve race. They didn’t know why the fights broke out or whether they were connected. Principal Brett Neal said the firecrackers started the commotion as teens were leaving campus. “Some kid lit a firecracker. It caused a commotion right at the end of school when the kids are leaving,” Neal said. “Couple of kids got into a fight and others crowded around to see. Administrators were trying to get kids off campus.” Once sheriff’s deputies arrived to help school security staff and Riddle, the crowds dispersed. Larson said there was also a dismissal-time fight between two girls at Quartz Hill High School and unconfirmed reports of fights at Eastside, Palmdale and Lancaster high schools. firstname.lastname@example.org (661) 267-5744160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
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