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UPDATES: Police arrest two people after Tucson High fight

The Tucson Police Department and TUSD School Safety immediately responded and will remain on campus for the remainder of the day to ensure there are no additional issues.
Posted at 12:28 PM, May 03, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-03 20:56:41-04

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — Updated on May 4, 2022 at 8:55 a.m.

Tucson police arrested a man and a student after a Tuesday fight at Tucson High School.

The man, 40-year-old Willie Smith, faces charges of disrupting an educational institute.

The 15-year-old student was arrested for disorderly conduct — fighting.

According to police reports, Smith received a call from school to pick up his two sons due to a disturbance that occurred Monday, May 2, involving another group of students.

Smith was asked to exit through the back instead of through the school, but he refused since he was not advised by school staff what his sons had done wrong.

"If it's going down, it's going down here," Smith told staff referring to his children defending themselves.

As Smith and his sons were walking through the courtyard, the rival group and Smith's son's group were exchanging words.

The fight broke out and Smith's sons ran back and got involved.

Smith followed his sons and got involved as he was defending his sons after they were assaulted.

After videos and witness statements, they were not able to confirm who threw the first punch.

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Updated on May 3, 2022 at 12:57 p.m.

Tucson High School was on lockdown after a fight on campus during lunch break.

According to the Tucson Police Department, it began when an adult arrived on school campus and a physical fight ensued.

The incident occurred in a large area of the campus during the busiest time of the day.

One person is detained at the moment.

According to TPD, no weapons were brought onto campus by the suspect and no injuries or medical transports have been reported.

TUSD will be sending out updates to the parents/guardians of those at Tucson High regarding this event.

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Tucson High School is on lockdown after incident on campus.

According a Tucson Unified School District spokesperson, the Tucson Police Department and TUSD School Safety immediately responded and will remain on campus for the remainder of the day to ensure there are no additional issues.

All students and staff are safe.

The campus should return to its regular class schedule approximately in an hour.

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