Deputies from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station arrested an 18-year-old man and two juveniles who allegedly attacked custodians at Rosedell Elementary School in Saugus after hours Friday night.
Here’s the story from the station’s Facebook page:
“Friday night at approximately 10:30 p.m. two custodians at Rosedell Elementary School confronted three trespassers on campus.
“After asking the trespassers to leave, the suspects attacked the custodians causing injuries.
“One suspect pointed to his waistband and threatened to shoot the victims.
“Deputies quickly arrived and spotted the suspects near Rosedell Elementary School.
“Deputies chased the suspects and later apprehended them in a containment.
“Two of the people detained were juveniles and the suspect was identified as an 18-year-old male from Hawaiian Gardens.
“The suspect was arrested for battery and criminal threats. The juveniles were detained for battery-related charges.”
On Saturday morning, Saugus Union School District Superintendent Joan Lucid sent a note to parents of SUSD students, which follows:
“At approximately 10 p.m. on Friday evening, March 30, the Saugus Union School District was notified that two custodians at Rosedell Elementary School had been attacked while they were working on campus.
“District staff and law enforcement responded immediately to the school site. Both custodians were treated for minor injuries at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital and discharged.
“An investigation of the incident is being conducted by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
“The safety and security of Saugus Union students and employees has and continues to be a top priority of the district. The district will continue its review of safety policies and procedures and is thankful for the ongoing partnership with our Sheriff’s Department.
“The public also can help by notifying law enforcement of unusual activity at school sites during weekend and break times and by speaking with site administrators regarding individual site questions.”