Angelica says she walked through a metal detector. It went off so she had to be searched, and claims she asked for a female to search her. The officer reportedly denied her request, so she resisted a search by him.
"When I found out who it was and how and why it happened, I was furious," said Jessie Rodriguez. "I was furious, and I still am."
We reached out to the district Thursday and they got back to us with the following statement.
"The safety and welfare of all our students and staff is our highest priority. Yesterday, a female student entering an alternative education campus set off the metal detector multiple times. If a metal detector is activated, school staff have an obligation to determine the cause in order to protect all students and staff. Several female employees attempted to find out what was setting off the alarm. When the student did not cooperate, a school resource officer intervened. The student continued to resist efforts by the officer and staff to determine if the unknown object was a threat. And, the officer then acted quickly and physically prevented the student from reaching for the unknown object. It is our practice to review any incident where physical force is used."
We'll continue to follow this story and bring you any new developments.