December 2, 2023

Police arrested three folks for what they mentioned was an unprovoked assault on a Fullerton Faculty safety guard early on Friday, Oct. 13, with one of many teenagers pulling out an ax and swinging it at a number of guards who arrived to assist.

The 53-year-old guard was patrolling the campus early Friday morning when he discovered the trio — two 18-year-olds and a 17-year-old — on a bench within the school’s central quad.

The guard believed certainly one of them was struggling a medical emergency, mentioned Kai Stearns, a spokeswoman for the North Orange County Group Faculty District.

However when he approached to assist, Fullerton police mentioned in an announcement, they “instantly started to assault him.”

The group punched and kicked the guard, stomped on his head, and tried to gouge his eye, police mentioned. Through the assault, the guard was capable of radio for assist.

When extra safety guards arrived, one of many youngsters pulled the ax from his backpack, swinging it on the guards however not hitting them, police mentioned.

The guards subdued one of many teenagers, however two others fled, working north throughout campus. When Fullerton cops arrived, they tracked down the remaining two on foot.

All three had been arrested, with the 17-year-old taken to Orange County Juvenile Corridor. The 2 18-year-olds had been booked in Fullerton Metropolis Jail.

They had been listed solely as Fullerton residents. Stearns confirmed none had been Fullerton Faculty college students.

The guard who was attacked was taken to an area hospital to deal with accidents to his face. None of his accidents had been life-threatening, Fullerton police mentioned.

Stearns mentioned he was launched and was recovering at dwelling with household later Friday.