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Carson High on heightened security after campus brawl

March 8, 2012 |  9:20 am

Carson High School
One day after a melee at Carson High School, the campus opened Thursday with more police presence than usual.

The Los Angeles Unified School District has additional patrol cars around the perimeter of the campus and has asked for assistance from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, district spokeswoman Monica Carazo said Thursday.

Wednesday's fights, which involved dozens of students, left four hospitalized and seven arrested or suspended, according to the district. Despite initial reports, there is no evidence that the fights were racially motivated, the district said.

Apart from the added security at school, Carazo said, "It is business as usual."


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Photo: Police cars patrol the area outside Carson High School on Wednesday. Credit: Robert Casillas / Daily Breeze