Fight at Hiram Johnson High School in Sacramento injures staff, prompts lockdown

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) — A fight at Sacramento’s Hiram Johnson High School injured several staff members and prompted a lockdown of the campus on Thursday.

Campus staff were already working to break up one fight when another fight, involving additional students, erupted, a spokesperson for the Sacramento City Unified School District said.

Initial reports from district officials said several staff members were injured and were treated at a local hospital, but a spokesperson clarified to FOX40 Friday that the school staff were treated onsite at the school for minor injuries and did not go to the hospital for treatment.

“Two teachers sustained minor injuries yesterday as they attempted to help maintain safety on the campus. The injuries were not related to any direct physical altercation. The two teachers were evaluated by medics on campus as a precaution, and did not require any additional medical treatment,” the spokesperson said in a statement.

The school entered a precautionary lockdown during the fight, but it was lifted after police arrived. Classes resumed as normal afterward, with extra security on-campus for the remainder of the day.

It’s unclear exactly how many students were involved in the fighting and how many school staff members were injured.

The school, district and police are all investigating. The students involved in the fight will face disciplinary action, the spokesperson said.

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