Race riots, pitting blacks against Hispanics, broke out in two California schools, one in Fontana High School, in the Inland Empire, and one in San Bernardino.
Video footage of an interview with Sergeant Doug Wagner of the Fontana Police Department shows him describing how it started with a fight between a black and a Hispanic youth, which then involved more students from "each of those races"
and then some Samoan students got involved, and it got up to hundreds of students, with rocks and bottles being thrown by students, and pepperspray and beanbag rounds used by the police. "Several students and police also said a group of Tongan and Samoan students joined with the black students in the fight."
[Racial fights break out at 2 schools
|One clash shuts Fontana High. The other at San Bernardino`s Pacific High is smaller. October 14, 2006 By BEN GOAD and RICHARD BROOKS, The Press-Enterprise
And now for a word from the Fontana Unified School District`s official website:
What Makes Us SpecialOur community is rich in culture, racial and economic diversities. We cherish our differing cultural backgrounds and share the common goal of having high expectations for our children, and to the commitment to the continuing improvement of our schools.