Brawl at Carson High Was Not Racially Motivated, L.A. Unified Says

Los Angeles Times, March 7, 2012

Investigators have found no evidence that a student brawl at Carson High School was racially motivated, officials said Wednesday night.

Initial reports after the mid-morning fights Wednesday stated that the incidents involved Latino and African American students and were racially motivated.

As a result of three fights, seven students were arrested or suspended and four others were injured and taken to a hospital, the Los Angeles Unified School District said in a statement. Four students were treated by the school nurse and released.

“Descriptions of these fights as racially motivated have not been substantiated,” said Steven Zipperman, chief of the school district’s Police Department. “This campus has no current racial issues.”

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