Student Arrested After Altercation at School

For Immediate Release

Sergeant Anthony Prencipe

On August 27, 2018, a juvenile student at Union Mine High School was arrested after an altercation occurred on school grounds. In a classroom, the juvenile student began verbally berating another student, because they were wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat. The suspect grabbed the hat off of the other student’s head and threw it to the ground. The teacher told the upset student to leave the classroom.

The suspect shortly returned to the classroom and escalated the argument for a second time, again removing the victim’s hat. When the teacher held out his arm to keep the upset student away from the victim, the suspect slapped the teacher’s arm.

El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office School Resource Officer responded and arrested the suspect, who was transported to the El Dorado County Juvenile Hall.

No further information, including the identification of the suspect, will be released due to the age of all involved.