On Friday, hundreds of kids went marching out of high schools in California for an anti-gun rally that turned violent, resulting in a few students being arrested for a litany of charges ranging from battery on an officer to vandalizing vehicles.
Students from Stagg, Edison, Chavez, Lincoln and Village Oak high schools created traffic problems as they blocked off streets and threw rocks at cars in response to the shooting in Florida two weeks ago. KCRA 3 reports:
Stockton police said some students threw rocks and damaged both police and citizen vehicles.
Five arrests were made, including charges of battery on an officer, resisting arrest, taking an officer's baton and vandalizing vehicles, including patrol vehicles, Stockton police said.
Stockton Police told KCRA 3 that the students arrested ranged from 14 to 18-years-old; the juveniles were cited to their parents, while the one 18-year-old arrested was booked into the San Joaquin County Jail.
"We do support the freedom to protest peacefully and freedom of speech," said a spokesperson for Stockton Police Department. "While the majority of the students were peaceful today, we don’t condone the violence which was committed by a small handful of students. It’s unacceptable to batter a police officer and especially to take an officer’s baton."