Abraham Lincoln High School in southeastern San Diego. Photo courtesy San Diego Unified
Abraham Lincoln High School in southeastern San Diego. Photo courtesy San Diego Unified

Updated at 5:05 p.m. Feb. 27, 2016:

A lunch-hour brawl at Lincoln High School Friday sent five students and a campus security officer to hospitals.

The fracas at the campus in the 4700 block of Imperial Avenue erupted for unknown reasons about noon. It took city and school police roughly 15 minutes to get the situation under control, said Linda Zintz, spokeswoman for San Diego Unified School District.

While halting the fight, officers used pepper spray on an undetermined number of students. Medics treated some of them at the scene for effects of the chemical irritant and took four others to a hospital, along with a teen who had been subdued by a campus officer’s electric stun gun. The youths were treated and released a short time later, Zintz said.

A school policeman was taken to a trauma center with head and leg injuries. He remained under medical care in the late afternoon, Zintz said.

The cause of the violence was under investigation.

–City News Service

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