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Two transients injured in fight that puts schools on lockdown

One person is in jail, two have been treated at a hospital, and a fourth person is being questioned after a violent fight and stabbing in the Goleta Valley.

The Sheriff’s Department responded at 1:17 p.m. with deputies on the ground and a helicopter overhead.

The attack occurred in a field off Turnpike and Highway 101. The site is a known homeless hangout. The Sheriff’s Department said transients were involved.

Two schools in the area, El Camino Elementary and San Marcos High were placed on lockdown for about a half-hour until an arrest was made.

Sheriff’s spokesperson Kelly Hoover said the injuries were not life-threatening.

The name of the suspect has not been released.

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