School fight leads to suspensions |

School fight leads to suspensions

Gregory Crofton

A fight at South Tahoe High School Wednesday morning left four boys with minor injuries and each with a suspension from school.

Two Latinos and two whites fought in a boy’s locker room around 11:15 a.m., police said. The brawl erupted after the groups passed each other in the gym and reportedly gave each other an evil eye.

In the locker room, they exchanged words until a fight broke out. Two of the boys suffered a black eye and bloody nose, said South Lake Tahoe Police Cmdr. Rich McGuffin.

A school resource officer and school officials dealt with the brawl.

“I’m reluctant to characterize this in racial terms,” McGuffin said. “I think it’s more accurate to say these guys don’t particularly like each other. I think the relevant facts are that there was a fight at school and that’s against the rules and it has been dealt with appropriately.”

Police did not ticket any of the boys as of Thursday afternoon.

South Tahoe High School Vice Principal Jack Stafford, the man in charge of discipline at the school, could not be reached for comment.

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