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Melee involving dozens breaks out near Hoover High School

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A melee involving students attending summer classes at Hoover High School broke out near the Talmadge-area campus Monday, leaving three teenage boys suffering from stab wounds and a young man under arrest.

A group of roughly eight youths began brawling in the 4200 block of Chamoune Avenue for unknown reasons about noon, soon drawing a crowd of 60 or so spectators, according to San Diego Unified School District officials.

City police officers helped school law enforcement personnel break up the fray, SDUSD spokeswoman Maureen Magee said.

Medics took two students, ages 15 and 16, to an emergency room for treatment of stab wounds. A third boy was treated at the scene of the fight. 

The patients' conditions were not released.

A 20-year-old man was taken into custody in connection with the fracas.

His exact role in the violence was unclear, though he was carrying a knife, Magee said. The suspect's name was not immediately available.

Extra security will be in effect when summer school continues at the El Cajon Boulevard campus on Tuesday, the district spokeswoman said.

San Diego Unified School District also released a statement on the incident Monday afternoon which read: 

A fight broke out today near Hoover High School. The off-campus incident involved approximately 7-8 students and drew a crowd of roughly 60 spectators. Four San Diego Unified School District students suffered stab wounds and were taken to a local hospital. A 20-year-old male, who is not student in the district, was arrested. San Diego Unified School Police is investigating the incident with assistance from SDPD. The investigation is ongoing.

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