Brawl between Cypress and Downey high schoolers after softball game under investigation – Orange County Register


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Police are investigating a fight between students at Cypress and Downey High Schools following a softball game on the Cypress campus, officials said Monday.

A parent who appeared to intervene in the March 8 physical altercation was allegedly assaulted, Cypress Police Department Lt. Scott Ausmus said.

He said the relative suffered minor injuries and was taken to Los Alamitos Medical Center before being released.

Ausmus said police reviewed surveillance video of the confrontation between “several” underage girls, including Cypress students and Downey softball players. The fight took place around 5:15 p.m. outside the main gymnasium at Cypress High, he said.

Cypress sports schedules show the school hosted Downey in a frosh-soph softball game March 8 at 3 p.m. on Centurions college field.

Ausmus said police were looking to identify the participants in the altercation, the main attackers and the extent to which a bat was used.

No arrests have been made, he said.

The Anaheim Union High School District said last week that at least two Cypress students were involved, district spokesman John Bautista said.

Bautista said the incident spilled out into the parking lot and was stopped by an assistant principal, an athletics coach and several parents and students.

Ausmus said Cypress police officers responded to an altercation but the fight broke down before they arrived.

The Downey Unified School District released a statement Monday that it was aware that “students and parents at Downey High School were attacked and physically assaulted after a freshman softball game” at Cypress High.

“Our students and parents were heading to their respective vehicles near the gymnasium and were attacked by a group of women,” Downey Unified said. “One of our relatives who was trying to prevent the attack was assaulted and taken to a local hospital.

“We are fully cooperating with the Cypress Police Department in their ongoing investigation. We are deeply disturbed by this unprovoked attack on our students and parents and hope that those involved are held accountable for their actions. »


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