School officer at Hemet's West Valley High School assaulted by student after fight erupts on campus, police say staff via KABC logo
Thursday, October 18, 2018
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A school officer was assaulted and five students were arrested after a fight broke out at a Hemet high school Wednesday afternoon.

HEMET, Calif. (KABC) -- A school resource officer at a high school in Hemet was assaulted after a fight involving several students broke out on the campus Wednesday afternoon, police said.

According to Hemet police, students at West Valley High School began fighting each other at approximately 1:15 p.m.

Video shows dozens of students involved in the altercation as additional officers were called to the scene.

The school resource officer ended up on the ground with a student after attempting to stop the student from assaulting another student, police said.

The school resource officer was kicked and punched in the back by another student.

Five students -- four juveniles and one adult -- were arrested.

The students arrested face several charges, including assaulting school staff, assaulting a police officer, resisting arrest, and resisting arrest by threat or violence.

No one was seriously hurt in the altercation.