Four girls arrested for attacking South Tahoe high faculty member

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CALIF. -Four South Tahoe High School girls were arrested Thursday, with two facing felony battery charges after a fight on campus, police said.

A female South Tahoe High School faculty member suffered minor injuries in the 7:55 a.m. melee after she tried to break up a fight between a 14-year-old girl and a 15-year-old girl, police said.

Two female students, one 14 and the other 17, who had been watching the fight between two other girls, jumped the faculty member who tried to break up the fight, police said.

The woman's injuries were minor and did not require medical attention, said South Lake Tahoe Police Sgt. Brad Williams.

"She complained of pain and took an aspirin," he explained.

According to Williams, the fight was sparked by an argument between the two girls.

The fight does not appear to be gang-related, Williams said, noting it reportedly involved tensions over a boyfriend.

All four girls were taken to the Juvenile Treatment Center in South Lake Tahoe.

The two girls in the initial fight face misdemeanor battery charges, while the two girls who allegedly attacked the faculty member face felony charges of battery upon a school official with injury, Williams said.

Thursday morning's violence was at least the fifth fight to occur within the past seven days among South Tahoe High School girls.

School officials have declined to comment on Thursday's fight until the police investigation is finished.


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