Police arrested three individuals for an unprovoked attack on a security guard at Fullerton College in Fullerton, California. The incident occurred early on Friday, October 13. The guard, a 53-year-old, discovered two 18-year-olds and a 17-year-old on a bench in the college’s central quad. Believing one of them was experiencing a medical emergency, the guard approached to offer assistance. However, the group immediately began attacking him, punching, kicking, stomping on his head, and attempting to gouge his eye.
During the assault, the guard managed to radio for help. Additional security guards arrived, and one of the teenagers pulled out an ax from his backpack, swinging it at the guards but missing. The guards were able to subdue one of the teens, while the other two fled across campus. Fullerton police officers later apprehended the remaining two suspects on foot.
All three individuals were arrested, with the 17-year-old taken to Orange County Juvenile Hall and the two 18-year-olds booked in Fullerton City Jail. None of the arrested individuals were Fullerton College students. The injured guard was taken to a local hospital for treatment of facial injuries, which were not life-threatening. He was released and is currently recovering at home with his family.
Fullerton College remained open for regular classes on Friday, and there is no ongoing threat to students or staff, according to Kai Stearns, a spokeswoman for the North Orange County Community College District.