Two Pleasant Hill teachers assaulted during Trump protest
Two teachers at College Park High School in Pleasant Hill were assaulted by students Friday morning during a protest over the election of Donald Trump as the next President of the United States, according to police.
While the 11 a.m. classes were in session, a group of about two hundred students, seemingly mostly from different high schools in Concord and Walnut Creek, marched onto the College Park High School campus, said Pleasant Hill police Sgt. David Downs.
The mostly peaceful protest winded its way around campus and through the hallways while students chanted slogans and waved signs.
The alleged assault took place when one teacher was confronted by two or more protesters. It appears the teacher was punched and shoved, and when another teacher came to his aid, that teacher was also attacked, Downs said.
Neither teacher required hospitalization.
Officers are reviewing video surveillance in the hopes of identifying the suspects.
Student protesters from dozens of other Bay Area high schools walked out of classes today to protest the Trump election. Students in San Francisco, Richmond, Pittsburg, Napa and Oakland all took to the streets to voice their displeasure at Tuesday’s election results.