School Police Officer Arrests 5 for Assaulting Teacher

EL CERRITO, Calif.

A police officer serving the Portola Middle School in El Cerrito, Calif., has already made several arrests after being assigned to the school for less than a week. The officer was able to arrest five students – between the ages of 13 and 14 – after they allegedly knocked down a teacher and threw rocks at her.

Having an officer on campus is costing the school $18,000 a year; however, the school hopes the officer’s presence will serve as a crime deterrent.

Six El Cerrito High School students were also recently arrested for staging fights and posting them on YouTube., according to KTVU News.

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