A 17-year-old high school basketball player in California was arrested and charged with felony battery after going into the stands and striking a fan, police said.
According to CBSLA.com, the player for Golden Valley High School went into an area of the crowd at West Ranch High School (Santa Clarita) where fans were yelling taunts during the game. The player who, according to the report, previously attended West Ranch was booed during introductions.
The 17-year-old spectator received cuts to his face but was not taken to the hospital, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Two girls who were caught in the brawl were not seriously injured.
Two deputies assigned to security attempted to gain control of the situation and additional police were called.
The sheriff’s department said the player was released to his parents after the incident. Administrators are both schools say they are investigating what sparked the brawl.