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Fights at Silverado High School prompt police response

VICTORVILLE, Calif. ( – Multiple fights on the campus of Silverado High School prompted a heavy response from the Victorville Police Department here Wednesday.

It happened at about 11:30 am, when school faculty broke up two fights involving a total of four students during lunch, according to Victor Valley Union High School district spokesman Kris Reilly.

“The four students were sent home, and an additional six students were sent home for failure to comply with adult direction and contributing to a hostile education environment. There have been no arrests at this time, but the students involved could face further school discipline or law enforcement action,” Reilly said.

Silverado staff, Probation Department personnel and the Victor Valley Union High School District’s School Resource Officer responded to the incident, and the situation was under control within approximately 15 minutes. The campus was not locked down at any point. Victor Valley Union High School District Superintendent Dr. Ron Williams was personally on hand to assist with the situation.

There were no injuries to students or staff. Paramedics were called to the scene to decontaminate the area after pepper spray was deployed for crowd control.

Staff enacted safeguards and two sheriff’s units were on scene for student release at 1:20 p.m. A school-wide automated call was sent out informing parents of the incident.

“I would like to take a moment to notify parents that in some cases today, spectator behavior inhibited our ability to respond to these incidents quickly,” Silverado Principal Heather Conkle said during the call. “We ask that you take a moment to talk to your children about assisting us with being part of the solution — including complying immediately with adult directions to disperse (and) putting away cell phones/cameras … Thank you in advance for your cooperation and continued support of Silverado High School.”

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