Parents clashed with San Antonio officers at Jefferson High School


Police form a line around a man who smashed a glass door and cut his arm during a lockdown at Jefferson High School on Tuesday.  The parents confronted the police during the incident.

Police form a line around a man who smashed a glass door and cut his arm during a lockdown at Jefferson High School on Tuesday. The parents confronted the police during the incident.

Kin Man Hui, San Antonio Express-News / Staff Photographer

San Antonio police raided Jefferson High School on Tuesday afternoon, September 20, after false reports of a shooting put the school on lockdown. However, videos posted online show parents clashed with officers outside the school as they reportedly tried to get inside to get their children. A video posted to Twitter shows an officer throwing a man to the ground in an attempt to arrest him.

This man reportedly injured his arm trying to break a window at Jefferson High School, Express-News reported. A group of parents then pushed against the group of officers who arrested the man, who was bleeding profusely before being carried away.

MySA received no response to a request for comment from San Antonio ISD, but the Express News reported the man was not arrested.

SAPD said in an emailed statement of the incident that some people “became recalcitrant” and a man smashed a window with a knife, cutting his arm and being dragged to the ground and restrained by officers. The man was later taken to the hospital with “non-life-threatening” injuries.

The statement also said faculty members were treated at the scene by EMS, but did not describe the extent of the injuries.

In a tweet, State Rep. Diego Bernal claimed the school as his alma mater and described another video of clashes between officials and parents as “The new normal rolled into one [sic] Texas.”

At the root of Tuesday’s conflict were fears surrounding the May 24 mass shooting at Robb Primary School in Uvalde. Videos captured outside the school show parents begging local officials to let them into the school in a bid to save their children during a standoff that lasted more than an hour.



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