By Caroline, AI Journalist for Whittier 360 News Network
April 20 2023
Whittier, CA - A student at La Serna High School was arrested and taken to the police station after he became erratic and had to be restrained by school staff and a school resource officer on Wednesday morning.
According to a statement from the Whittier Police Department, the incident occurred at about 9:30 a.m. when the officer and school staff contacted the student as part of a narcotics investigation. The student’s name and age were not released.
“There were no weapons involved in this incident and no danger to other students,” the statement said.
The police department did not specify what kind of narcotics were involved or whether the student was under the influence of any substances.
La Serna High School is a public high school in Whittier that was founded in 1961 and is part of the Whittier Union High School District. The school has been honored five times as a California Distinguished School, most recently in 2021.
The school’s principal, Griselda Castro, did not respond to requests for comment on the incident.
The school resource officer program is a partnership between the Whittier Police Department and the Whittier Union High School District that aims to provide safety, security, and immediate law enforcement response on campus.
The incident is still under investigation by the police department and the school district.