2 high school students arrested in officer-involved brawl in Central Texas

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by James Munoz / KENS 5

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Posted on February 27, 2014 at 10:08 PM

SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- KENS 5 has learned the incident Tuesday at Jefferson High School started with a male student opening the back door of the bus, tripping the alarm.

He was asked to step off the bus to talk with administrators. The 16-year-old girl in the video also got off the bus and became involved in the incident.

The boy is charged with interfering with the duties of a public servant. The girl is charged with the same and assault on a public servant.

Video of the incident was turned in to school administrators and the officer is on leave while the district investigates. 

Alma Miranda is familiar with the story and said the officer in question has had numerous complaints in the past.

"I know multiple parents have had issues with this officer, if everyone can come forward, this needs to be handled, enough is enough, everyday a situation happens at that school and they just brush it under the rug and that's not okay," said Miranda.

A spokesperson with the SAISD could not confirm any past complaints on the officer, but said the incident is under review.

A number of people have commented on the story online. Veteran law enforcement officer Mike Grant felt compelled to speak up on behalf of the officer in question.

"What I saw apparently was a quick pop and that was it. There was no continued beating or anything like that, so what I'm saying to you is this, when a person loses respect for themselves, respect for the officer and goes into the mode of trying to escape custody, then whatever they bring, they're bringing on themselves," said Grant.

The officer seen in the video is on administrative leave pending a full investigation. He started with the department four years ago.

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