As readers were quick to point out to this site soon after it happened, two teachers at College Park High School in Pleasant Hill bore the brunt of roiling student anger over the presidential election Thursday – tussling with elements of a group of about 200 students who had marched onto campus in an apparent effort to elicit the support of their peers.
Witnesses said the students, who appeared to be from several different high schools in Walnut Creek and Concord, were largely peaceful upon arrival, chanting slogans and banging on lockers until two teachers moved to stop the disruption of campus routine.
Police said one teacher was punched and shoved after being confronted by two or more young marchers, who allegedly turned on a second teacher who ran to his colleague’s aid. Video of the incident made its way to area news stations.
Pleasant Hill police are reviewing video from “various sources” in an effort to identify and possibly apprehend the assailants.
Both teachers declined treatment of injuries described as “cuts and scrapes.”