The mothers of students involved in a recent altercation with a security guard at Palmdale's Knight High School are demanding that the guard be fired and their children not be expelled from the school.
"I want everyone to be held accountable for the actions that wronged me and my daughter," said LaTrisha Majors. "I want to stand up and make sure this doesn't happen to other kids."
On Friday, she joined a group of students and parents in a protest outside Knight High.
Majors said the security guard fractured her daughter's wrist during a scuffle in the school cafeteria Sept.18. The tussle allegedly ensued after 16-year-old Pleajhai Mervin dropped pieces of a birthday cake and failed to clean up the mess to the satisfaction of the security guard, Majors said.
The fracas was recorded by a 14-year-old student who also ended up in a scuffle with the security guard, according to his mother, Angela Williams. Williams' 16-year-old daughter Kenngela Lockett also tussled with the guard to help her brother, the mother said.