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7 Juveniles Arrested for Series of Assaults

Seven juveniles have been arrested for a series of assaults that occurred on the San Marcos High School campus. On Tuesday, November 9, 2021, School Resource Deputy (SRD) Hampton was notified by San Marcos High School (SMHS) administrators of videos depicting assaults that occurred on their campus.

Through his investigation, that was in cooperation with SMHS administration, SRD Hampton learned that a juvenile student had been seriously injured in a series of attacks by numerous students. Specific information about the assaults and the injuries sustained by the victim are not yet available for release. Today, Sheriff’s deputies and detectives arrested seven male juveniles for felony charges including assault with force likely to cause great bodily injury, and conspiracy. One juvenile was released to his guardians and the remaining six were transported to the Santa Maria Juvenile Hall where they will be booked.

This investigation remains ongoing and will be handled by detectives. Anyone with further information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Bureau at (805) 681-4150. To leave anonymous information, you can call the tip line at (805)681-4171 or submit information online at

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