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July 20, 2018

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Three students arrested, officer hurt in fights at Chaparral High

Three students were arrested and a police officer injured in fights about noon today at Chaparral High School, according to Clark County School District Police.

The officer suffered an abrasion to the chin and a twisted knee, while one of the students who was arrested also suffered a knee injury, Lt. Darnell Couthen said. Police recovered a folding knife and marijuana from one of the students, police said.

After a first fight broke out, the officer was trying to take a student into custody when another student interfered, knocking the officer and first student to the ground, Couthen said. Both students were arrested, he said.

The marijuana and knife were confiscated from the initial student the officer encountered, Couthen said.

A second fight then broke out in the area, leading to the third arrest, he said.

The fights triggered a strong police response, which included Metro officers, Couthen said.