2 Teens arrested for fight at Surprise high school

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A school resource officer was injured breaking up a fight at Willow Canyon High School. By Jennifer Thomas A school resource officer was injured breaking up a fight at Willow Canyon High School. By Jennifer Thomas

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Surprise police arrested two teens Monday after they got in a fight at Willow Canyon High School, injuring a school resource officer.

The Surprise Police Department school resource officer saw two males fighting on the campus near Bell Road and 179th Avenue at approximately 10:30 a.m., according to police.

When attempting to intervene and separate the two juveniles, one of them assaulted the officer, according to police spokesman Sgt. Norm Owens. That juvenile is described as a 15-year-old white male, approximately 6 feet 4 inches tall and 230 pounds.

The other juvenile involved in the fight is described as a 17-year-old white male, approximately 6 feet 1 inch tall and 150 pounds.

While back-up officers were dispatched to the scene, Owens said the resource officer was able to gain physical control and secure both suspects in handcuffs.

The resource officer was treated on scene for minor injuries.

Both suspects were transported and booked into the Maricopa County Juvenile Detention Center for disorderly conduct, aggravated assault and resisting arrest.