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Battery investigation involving Paso Robles High School students underway

Posted at 2:16 PM, Jan 17, 2020

A battery investigation is underway following an incident this week at a San Miguel school playground.

Karen Grandoli, interim superintendent of the San Miguel Joint Union School District, says they were notified of the incident on the Lillian Larsen campus playground Wednesday evening, shortly after she says a high school student was videotaped punching another boy.

The video made rounds on social media.

Grandoli says both boys currently attend Paso Robles High School and according to the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office, several students there were involved.

“Administrators from Paso Robles High School, as well as our School Resource Officer from the SLO Sheriff’s Department, were notified immediately and they took swift action to investigate the situation,” Grandola told KSBY News in an email Friday afternoon. “I applaud the staff and students who spoke up so that law enforcement could take swift action.”

The alleged victim reportedly was a former elementary and middle school student in San Miguel.

KSBY News reached out to the Paso Robles High School Unified School District for comment but was told the district has no information to share.

The sheriff’s office says the investigation is ongoing.