(October 2, 2003) -- Fights broke out at NLB's Jordan High at about noon on October 2, triggering an LBPD response and ending school early for the day.
Details are sketchy as we post.
LBPD Public Information Officer Greg Schirmer tells LBReport.com it appears the fights began with a soft drink thrown at a girl, after which fighting escalated.
An LBPD officer on campus (there's one on all LBUSD high school campuses) radioed for assistance and cops showed up in force. Students dispersed and went back to class, but the last two periods of the day were cancelled and school was let out early at about 1:10 p.m.
Roughly three students were taken to local hospitals where they were treated and released for injuries described as minor.
PIO Schirmer said LBPD provided a visible presence as school let out and things were fairly peaceful until about six juvenile girls began fighting off campus. They were taken into juvenile custody.
A JV football game scheduled for Oct 2 was also cancelled.
PIO Schirmer says that as a precaution, security is expected to be tighter than usual at Jordan High on Oct. 3.