Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies are investigating a reported assault after an online video showed a group of alleged Hart district students beating up another student on the Valencia High campus Friday.
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The video of the alleged incident shows as many as seven high school-aged boys punching and attacking another student.
The video was posted on social media shortly afterward, prompting concern from community members.
“It’s an active investigation that we have been working on for a few days,” said Deputy Josh Dubin of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station. “The school resource deputies are aware of the situation and the investigation is ongoing. At this time, we are not releasing any further information.”
Hart district officials said they could not comment on any specific details of the fight or if any disciplinary action had been taken, but did confirm no students were seriously injured in the attack.
School district officials released the following statement regarding the incident:
“Valencia High School and district officials are aware of the alleged fight that took place after the football game on Friday evening at VHS. The district takes alleged incidents like this very seriously and the safety of our students is our number one priority. This case is currently under investigation by school and district officials, as well as local law enforcement, and any students determined to be in violation of district policies or Education Code will be disciplined appropriately.”
A petition called “Remove the assailants from the team,” was posted after the incident, and had collected more than 1,100 signatures by Wednesday afternoon.
The author addressed the petition to Valencia High School and Valencia Baseball, “because they assaulted my good friend, who is also a kindhearted and upstanding citizen.”
School officials said privacy concerns prevented them from commenting on any of the allegations made.Do you have a news tip? Call us at (661) 298-1220, or drop us a line at email@example.com.