ORLAND, Calif. - A fight between a group of students at Orland High School turned into an attempted homicide after a student was hit by a car.
On Wednesday, Oct. 31, deputies were dispatched to Orland High School after there were reports of a student being hit by a vehicle off campus.
During the investigation, officers learned that the two students had agreed to meet in the area of Trinity and Seventh Street to fight during lunch hour.
During the break, the two 16-year-olds met up and were involved in a physical fight.
One of the students instructed a friend to escalate the fight. That friend then chased the victim with an unknown type of weapon, attempting to stab him.
The two friends then got into a black Ford Ranger and tried running over the victim and his two friends.
The victim and his friends ran into a nearby store for safety. When they felt it was safe, they left the store and started walking eastbound on Monterey Street. As the four friends crossed the railroad tracks, they spotted the other two friends in the black Ford Ranger speeding westbound down Monterey Street.
The car sped up onto the sidewalk and struck one of the victim's friends, leaving him with minor injuries to his left leg.
The two boys in the car were then found at the 6400 block of Co Road 12 and arrested for attempted homicide, assault with a deadly weapon, criminal threats, felony hit and run, conspiracy to commit a felony and intimidation of a witness.
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