Florin High School Principal Shoved to Floor, Students Arrested

SACRAMENTO --

Three Florin High School students were arrested Monday for their involvement in an on-campus fight during which one of the students shoved Principal Don Ross to the floor.

Ross was trying to break up the fight in the lunch room when the student shoved him down.

Ross quickly got back on his feet and helped restrain the student who had shoved him while other authorities, including a school resource officer from the Sacramento Sheriff's Department, stepped in to help.

Two of the arrested students are 15 years old and the other is 13 years old, according to the Sacramento Sheriff's Department. Two were arrested for battery, one for making threats.

The fight was captured on camera and uploaded to YouTube.

Contacted at home by FOX40, Ross said he wanted to emphasize that the fight was unusual, and that many positive things and great student achievements happen at Florin High.

The fight involved a small number of the school's 1,500 students.

Ross looks forward to returning to work, added district spokeswoman, Xanthi Pinkerton.

Ross sent this letter to Florin High parents Monday:

Dear Parent/Guardian,

Today at approximately 11:30 a.m. during lunch, 10-12 students were involved in two separate, unrelated incidents that resulted in multiple altercations that took place in the Commons at Florin High School. School officials and law enforcement immediately responded to the incidents. The first incident involved 8-10 students and was a result of a dispute that occurred a week ago and which was relationship oriented. The second incident was an altercation between two students caused by an insult one student made to another student. All students will be disciplined.

Three school officials sustained minor injuries which required medical attention. The students involved in the altercation did not require medical attention. The incident was stabilized and classes have resumed.

The safety of our students and staff is a top priority at our school If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at the school...

Sincerely,
Don Ross
Principal
Florin High School


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