Six female STHS students suspended after fights
Six South Tahoe High School girls were suspended as a result of fights Thursday at the school, said STHS Associate Principal Jack Stafford.
Stafford said two fights happened within five minutes of each other, and the third and last fight occurred later in the day.
South Lake Tahoe Police Department Capt. Martin Hewlett said officers responded at 9:47 a.m. to the first call of a fight at the high school. Officers transported six girls to the Juvenile Treatment Center South Lake Tahoe, said Sgt. Josh Adler.
The students will be suspended for five days, Stafford said.
Stafford said he didn’t know what caused the fights, though some of the students suspended are associated with certain cliques, he added. Adler said the fight still is being investigated.
Nationally, females have been forming more cliques and becoming violent, Stafford noted. But he emphasized that the high school’s priority is keeping students, faculty and staff members safe.
“We’re a school,” Stafford said. “It’s not a battleground.”