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Boulder Creek fight leads to arrests

Staff Report~ 10/29/2014

ANTHEM – A fight in the front office at Boulder Creek High School with reported physical aggression towards staff led to three students being arrested.
On Oct. 23, the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call around 7:30 a.m.

“An off-duty sergeant with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, who works as the School Resource Officer, was attempting to take one of the juveniles into custody when two other minors became involved,” stated MCSO Officer Christopher Hegstrom. “During the altercation, a teenager was Tased by the Sergeant.”

Two of the involved teens were arrested on-site at Boulder Creek. The third teen was apprehended and arrested north of Anthem Way and Gavilan Peak Parkway.

“Two of the minors were charged with 1 count of Agg. Assault and 1 count of disorderly conduct,” said Hegstrom. “The other was charged with 2 counts of disorderly conduct.”

Ashley Morris, Communications Specialist for the Deer Valley Unified School District, noted that three students were taken into custody due to the altercation.

“During the disruption, there was physical aggression toward two school administrators,” Morris noted. 

Boulder Creek parents received notification of the incident from Lauren Sheahan, BCHS principal.

“Around 7:20 a.m. at BCHS prior to the start of school, three students entered the front office and caused a disruption. Our School Safety Officer on campus and BCHS administration responded to the incident. The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office was notified immediately as a precautionary measure.  All three students have been taken into custody. The campus is safe and classes are running on a normal schedule.  Parent teacher conferences will take place as usual,” the notice read.

The MCSO reported that the security guard and one teenager were injured in the altercation. The students’ identities are not being released, as they are all minors.