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SB Sheriff: 7 high school students arrested for string of assaults on campus

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – Seven teens have been arrested for a string of assaults that took place on the campus of San Marcos High School.

On Tuesday, School Resource Deputy Hampton was told by San Marcos High School administrators about videos showing multiple assaults happening on campus.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office began an investigation, working with the school's administration.

Deputy Hampton found that the victim, another teen, was seriously injured from the series of attacks by numerous students on campus.

Santa Barbara County Sheriff's deputies and detectives arrested seven male teens for assault with force likely to cause great bodily injury and conspiracy.

One teen was released to his guardians and the remaining six teens were transported and booked into the Santa Maria Juvenile Hall.

The current condition of the teen victim has not been released at this time.

The is an ongoing investigation, the sheriff's office said.

San Marcos High School principal Kip Glazer released a statement Wednesday that said, in part:

"A series of serious incidents took place on campus this week in which multiple students targeted and physically assaulted an individual student. Our first priority is always to safeguard the safety and well-being of all students; in this case, these assaults were isolated to the students involved. We are working closely with District leadership and law enforcement to investigate the situation fully, so that staff can respond appropriately and provide support to all involved students as needed."

Kip Glazer, Principal of San Marcos High School

Anyone with information about this crime is urged to contact the Sheriff's Office at 805-681-4171 or submit an anonymous tip online.

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