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Antioch High School Issues Statement After TikTok Video Shows Student Detained by Security

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On Monday, the Antioch Unified School District issued a statement regarding a Friday incident at Antioch High School where a student had to be restrained by both its campus security and Antioch Police were called to the campus.

After an attack of a student, two security guards who responded sustained injuries as one was struck to the head and another to the knee by the student while trying to detain the male. No other injuries were reported.

The incident injured two security guards, school staff and another student.

Good afternoon,

This weekend, a social media post circulated regarding an August 27th incident at Antioch High School.

School personnel have a duty to intervene when a student threatens harm to other students, themselves, or staff. Unfortunately, on Friday, a student threatened to do harm to an entire class, attacked another student, and became physical with staff despite repeated attempts to deescalate the student. At that time, a trained safety officer restrained the student and Antioch Police Department was called.

Unfortunately, when officers arrived, the student continued to resist instructions and was subsequently arrested.

While the situation is unfortunate, we take the safety of all students extremely seriously and cannot allow one student to threaten the safety of others. Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any questions or concerns.

Thank you,

Louie Rocha
Principal

The student was detained by the District security firm, Strategic Threat Management and Antioch Police were called to the school for assistance. As the student was detained on the ground, Antioch Police showed up on campus.

The incident was made public after  TikTok video was posted by one of the students at the school in which Antioch Unified school District Board President Ellie Householder shared to her Facebook page.

In Householders statement, she said:

“Thank you to the parents, students, and community members who reached out to bring my attention to a recent TikTok post. In it, a video appears to show an altercation between a student and safety personnel at what looks like Antioch High School. While I don’t know the details surrounding this footage, historically, we know that disciplinary practices have been unfairly applied to Black male students. That is why I take this video and the allegations of excessive force against an AUSD student very, very seriously. I will follow up with folks once I learn more information.”

Antioch School District Superintend Stephanie Anello said the incident occurred on August 27 at 11:15 am and that the student was not complying with site security and had to be restrained—the only details she could share on the incident were in Principal Rocha’s message.

Anello was also unable to share information on if this student had been involved in prior incidents or if previous disciplinary actions had been taken with the student.

Antioch City Councilwoman Tamisha Torres-Walker also took to social media to share her thoughts:

First I would like to thank the community members who reached out to me regarding this event.

I have no idea what led up to what seems like a very traumatic event to witness for students at Antioch High school and it is unacceptable for any student to have to face this kind of unnecessary treatment after being what seems to be fully subdued by force in an academic setting. I know that the city has no power or authority over how the school district handles its business and as a mother, this short video footage deeply concerns me.

If this video is as disturbing to watch for you as it was for me I would contact the school board president and the superintendent of the Antioch Unified School District and demand some answers.

School Board President
Ellie Householder
[email protected]

Superintendent
Stephanie Anello
(925) 779-7500 Ext. 55100
[email protected]

It is my understanding that the Antioch Police Department was present on the scene I am withholding judgment until I received information as to what led up to the event and the aftermath.

This is not okay!!!

Anello stated neither Board President Householder or City Councilwoman Torres-Walker reached out to the District before taking to social media on their postings.

UPDATE: Antioch Police Issue Statement

On 8/27/21 at approximately 11:21 am, a staff member at Antioch High School called the Antioch Police Department to report a fight on campus. Antioch Police Officers arrived within several minutes and located two security guards holding a student down on the ground in the quad area of the school.

Several Antioch Police Officers assisted the security guards in placing  the student in handcuffs.

The student, a 16-year-old male, was ultimately placed under arrest and transported to the  Antioch Police Department for assaulting a school employee, fighting on a school campus, and  resisting or delaying an arrest.


History:

Back in December of 2020, the Antioch City Council, including Torres-Walker, voted 3-2 to rescind approval of a grant that would provide six school resource officers for schools within the Antioch Unified School District. The vote was 3-2 with councilmembers Mike Barbanica and Lori Ogorchock dissenting.  Within the vote, the council also voted that with the funds saved on the grant, it would be reallocated to youth services.

In August of 2020, the Antioch School Board voted 3-2 in support of adding six school resource officers through a grant applied by the City of Antioch. This came after the AUSD board meeting was twice interrupted by protesters. The board then took a vote with Hack, Rocha and Gibson-Gray in support of up to six SRO’s. Sawyer-White and Householder voted against.

In July of 2020, the Antioch City Council agreed in a split 3-2 vote to accept grand funding of $750k from the US Department of Justice COPS Hiring Program that would bring 6 police officer positions to the city who will serve as school resource officers. The council, did however, request the Antioch Unified School District pick up 50% of the bill in an amount of approximately $375k. The split 3-2 vote had Mayor Sean Wright, Mayor Pro Tem Joy Motts and Councilwoman Lori Ogorchock in favor with Lamar Thorpe and Monica Wilson voting “no” after approximately 100 public comments and an hour of council debate.  Thorpe actually made a motion to request the school district fund 100% of the grant, however, Ogorchock issued a substitute motion which passed.

Editors Note – students faces have been blurred.

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32 comments

Kim Aug 30, 2021 - 2:57 pm

For once I applaud AUSD with their quick response and transparency in this incident. My first initial response when seeing the video was appalling. Now that I have the information from APD and the school, I think they handled it well. Thank you for providing the details so we can know what happened and not resort to rumor mill scenarios.

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Karla Aug 30, 2021 - 6:55 pm

Agreed! We need our children to be protected and that’s exactly what they did. Unfortunate that staff and a student got injured by this kid. May he get the help if that’s what he needs or disciplined to behave right.

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oniwy Aug 30, 2021 - 4:00 pm

They needed those SRO’s.

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Venita Kelly Aug 30, 2021 - 4:18 pm

Ellie Householder needs to shut her mouth. Grow up and stop posting misinformation!

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Robert C. Aug 30, 2021 - 4:59 pm

And of course Torres-Walker and Householder are talking out of both sides of their very big mouths: jumping to social media claiming that they are “withholding judgement” and then condemning school security and the police in the very same statements. Antioch voters, please do better next time around!

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Street-Sweeper Aug 30, 2021 - 6:14 pm

Soon Antioch and other other districts will be without teachers, then you all can babysit your own shitbag kids.

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Oookkaayyy Aug 30, 2021 - 9:43 pm

Just because the kid was black he’s immediately a victim of the police? No. He was assaulting an employee, fighting on campus and resisting. I would sure want this type of swift intervention should my child be the victim of another student. Householder needs to shut up. She sounds so stupid to jump to the conclusion that because he’s black he’s being unfairly mistreated. No. Get it through your head… he was a threat to others. That’s why he was apprehended. Period.

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Joe Sal Aug 30, 2021 - 9:48 pm

WoW Antioch Unified school District Board President Ellie Householder. Before you even know the facts you go there. You initial statement has a biased racial slant.

Antioch High School. While I don’t know the details surrounding this footage, (Exactly why you shouldn’t assume historic events are happening in today’s reality).
historically, we know that disciplinary practices have been unfairly applied to Black male students. (Hey but lets put RACIAL TONES in out statements to the public).
That is why I take this video and the allegations of excessive force against an AUSD student very, very seriously. I will follow up with folks once I learn more information.”(That is exactly why you shouldn’t have a racial tone in your initial statement.

Also Historically Violence happens on School Campus around the Nation. That is why we need police and security.

Antioch Unified school District Board President Ellie Householder! Please due your job and ensure all the AUSD student that actually show up to school to learn have a safe learning environment.

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Tired of this crap Aug 30, 2021 - 11:34 pm

Torres-Walker is on the City Council ILLEGALLY and what she says should be ignored! Students who start fights and resist being restrained, should be handled the way this kid was handled. All troublemakers should be dealt with this way. If they continue endangering others (students, staff, security personnel) then they should be kicked out of school and/or arrested and taken on a nice, one way trip to juvi.

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Joe Anderson Aug 30, 2021 - 11:42 pm

Ellie Householder indeed should keep her mouth shut. Claiming she doesn’t know the details but then states, “historically, we know that disciplinary practices have been unfairly applied to Black male students.” I wonder why that is, Ellie. Has it ever gone through your head that those are the ones who cause THE MOST PROBLEMS? Also, why is the “b” capitalized in “Black male students?” Do you also capitalize the “w” in White students? I bet you don’t! What a fucking racist you are, Ellie!

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Tia Sep 3, 2021 - 3:47 pm

Ellie is RIGHT!… Black males ARE racially profiled whether they behave like this or not and you all know! If the kid was wrong then he was wrong and should be punished but please do a thorough investigation because sometimes adults are wrong too and no one knows the entire story. There’s three sides to a story we know that whether you want to admit it or not. One last thing teachers and staff : why don’t you take courses to deal with kids. Child education, psychology and counseling courses because it doesn’t seem like they even know how to deal with kids today..”today’s kids” this is not the 80’s anymore step up your education. If you want to work with kids you should know how to handle them as well. Teachers don’t know how to talk to children correctly or handle them correctly instead they just call the police. The security guard should be able to handle the situation along with principal and counselor but instead you call the police because you really want the police to kill the black kid…I see right through people like you

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Stephanie Ward Aug 31, 2021 - 12:00 am

I graduated high school 3 years ago and I am so thankful to my parents for sending all 4 of us to private schools where we didn’t have to put up with ghetto troublemakers! No one ever instigated a fight because if they did, they were kicked out, no questions asked. Thanks, Dad and Mom!

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By the way, whoever took that TikTok video has no idea how to videotape an event.

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Martin NMN Aug 31, 2021 - 2:43 am

Wouldn’t you know it! The shit-mouthed “councilmember” couldn’t resist chiming in, stating she didn’t know the whole story! I thought she would go into another one of her foul tirades/rants again! No! I did NOT find this video disturbing at all and hoped more security people would pile up on the offender! I plan to call the school board president and tell her we need more security on that campus as well as other Antioch high school venues. I’d like to see tougher approach to handle such troublemakers, including remove them from the school entirely.

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MADISON GARLAND Aug 31, 2021 - 3:12 am

Good God! The kid was threatening to harm other students! What do people do then? Just stand there and let him do it? People who were in the process of subduing him got hurt! No wonder they had to sit on him to stop this insanity! As to Householder lamenting that black males get “disproportionately” punished? Why is that? Could it be because they commit MOST OF THE CRIMES, Ellie? Has that ever entered your brain? They are even doing themselves in in Oakland (84 murders —- black-on-black—– as of today)!

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Then we have Tamisha —– the one who is on the Antioch City Council illegally —– unable to resist putting her two cents worth, while also claiming claiming she had no idea what happened. Why is this woman still on the Council? Why hasn’t she been kicked out? She has a record as an ARSONIST and those people are NOT ALLOWED TO RUN FOR ANY PUBLIC OFFICE HERE IN CALIFORNIA! IT DOESN’T MATTER WHETHER THEY WERE CHARGED WITH A FELONY OR A MISDEMEANOR! THIS STANDS EVEN IF THEIR RECORD HAS BEEN EXPUNGED! KICK HER ASS OUT!

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Deb Kitts Aug 31, 2021 - 5:43 am

And once again our city councilwoman runs her big mouth when it needs to be shut! AUSD and APD did what was necessary to protect other students and faculty on campus. Maybe you should know the whole story before you go running your big mouth. It’s a shame that a kid can’t go to school without worrying about being threatened with violence. When is Tamesia going to be removed from the council along with our Mayor and the school board president!

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Ed Montgomery Aug 31, 2021 - 11:17 am

This dangerous situation taking place at AHS was handled properly! I hope the ghetto rat gets removed from that school permanently! As to the arsonist, the idiot mayor and the brainless city clerk/AUSD woman, rallies should be held in front of CITY HALL with placards demand the removal of those three immediately! This could also take place in front of their houses!

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Rachel Stevens Aug 31, 2021 - 1:03 pm

When the City Council people vote, it’s actually 2 to 2 now, because the Walker woman is not a legal member of the Antioch city council, so her vote DOES NOT COUNT! Can people finally get it through their thick skulls? Anything Walker says should be IGNORED. She has no idea what’s going on. Her presence in our city is strictly to disrupt an orderly process.

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Isabella Mutti Aug 31, 2021 - 1:10 pm

DEB KITTS – Torres-Walker is no city “councilwoman” because she has not been legally elected! She should be removed! People who commit arson cannot run for public office! She kept that from everyone until people started researching her and it all came out. The city manager and city attorney are not doing their jobs. They should kick her out!

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Dmitri Aug 31, 2021 - 1:31 pm

Ellie Householder thinks she’s a white knight she has a serious white savior complex. She’s the type to post photos with black and brown kids for likes online. Her promo video was so cringe.

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RBH Aug 31, 2021 - 3:28 pm

I told my parents that I want to be enrolled in a private high school! I want out of this Antioch GOVERNMENT school immediately. My siblings want the same thing. We’re not going back there! I’m sick of these daily dangerous occurrences. We are in school to LEARN and not have to watch our backs.

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Valerie Aug 31, 2021 - 3:35 pm

KARLA! The only “help” the kid needs is to be permanently removed from the school and escorted out of that site in a police vehicle. At high-school age, their personalities are already set and it’s almost impossible to change that and the value system under which he was brought up.

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Tyler Graham Aug 31, 2021 - 9:48 pm

I’ve had enough with this nonsense and am taking my kids out of public schools. They can start their high school work in private schools and that’s one less thing to worry about. Also, they will be wearing uniforms.

Now, Householder and Walker claim they don’t know the whole story, so why in hell are they coming up with their nonsensical diatribe? Both should be removed.

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LoveableCurmudgeon Sep 1, 2021 - 4:13 am

Number one…how is Householder holding down TWO public jobs? How can she serve as City Clerk while also being president of the school board? Seems like that should not be the case? As for the council member….”traumatizing”? Really? I’ll bet you hardly any of the kids who saw this, or were exposed to the video, were traumatized. And, after seeing the video, along with the heartwarming mom/son chat, I’m convinced the kid was an ass. Trying to “get his life back together”? At 15? 16? That’s one statement I can live without for the rest of my life.

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tony Sep 1, 2021 - 9:02 am

ANTIOCH HIGH SCHOOL IS A GHETTO NOW , ITS 500 YARDS FROM THE INFAMOUS SYCAMORE DRIVE WHERE THE LIQUOR STORE IS WHERE ALL THE DRUG DEALERS MEET , CITY COUNCIL FOR ANTIOCH IS NOTHING BUT A BUNCH OF SOCIALISTS WHO HATE THE POLICE , THEY ARE THE BLACK LIES MATTER BUNCH , ANTIOCH HIGH USED TO BE A REALLY GOOD SCHOOL , NOT ANYMORE , NEITHER IS DEER VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL

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Robert Sep 1, 2021 - 4:26 pm

Does anybody know why he was threatening school security and everybody else that they said he was threatening. And what happened to the other people that were fighting what was the cause or reason for the fight

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SJM Jr Sep 1, 2021 - 7:16 pm

Antioch as a city and it’s schools have gone downhill since the ghetto punks moved here for some reason! Why did they pick our city of all the cities? We were doing so well without them! Maybe the reason is that the Oakland and Richmond police got tough with them, so hey had to find somewhere else to go to cause trouble. Some moved to San José to cause trouble there. Both high schools here, as well as elementary and middle schools, were ruined by these cockroaches!

Our kids are very young and they will not be sent to these rat-hole schools under any circumstances.

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dj53 Sep 2, 2021 - 12:56 am

Maybe this is why Mayor Thorpe has his kids in private schools. He knows this city and the schools are a mess.

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Warren Wong Sep 2, 2021 - 5:30 pm

It seems more like Householder and the arsonist are talking out of their ass!

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Brian Sep 3, 2021 - 1:14 am

If he indeed has kids, they would never be accepted to the private schools my kids attend. No potential troublemakers accepted. Besides, he couldn’t afford it.

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Keep our kids safe Sep 3, 2021 - 2:07 am

The AHS video was shown on TV and then DUH MAYOR just had to open his yap to make totally discombobulated remarks about how the combative kid was held down and how “undignified” that was. Nothing about why the dumb cluck had to be taken down in the first place. I guess it’s OK with DUH MAYOR to have this moron threaten others with great bodily harm and just let him ? I’m so glad that the principal stood up and stated that everything was done to keep his students safe from such attacks.

The kid was given a chance to comply with orders, but chose to be combative. Quite a few students were just sitting at the tables having lunch when this drama took place. They didn’t seem to be phase by it. I’m sure they’ve seen a lot of this.

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Lamar has to go Sep 3, 2021 - 3:07 pm

Watched the video and, sure enough, kids were having lunch at tables and being completely oblivious to what was going on with the restraint of the creep with the security people and the APD doing their job. Of course Lamar just HAD to stick his face into the camera! C’mon! Why not! I saw his spittle on the camera! Yuck!

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ELECTED TOTAL IDIOTS Sep 4, 2021 - 1:48 pm

How did this town wind up with such total losers being elected to posts where we need to have the brightest people? This is totally mind-boggling!

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