Late Night Fight at Goddard Leaves Two Badly Injured

Bad blood amongst former friends blamed for altercation, two suspects were arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon.

Two people were hospitalized after fighting with former friends late last night at behind Goddard Middle School in an alleged case of bad blood.

The victims were left with severe facial lacerations in the attack that took place sometime before 10 p.m. on the school's football field. Glendora Police were unaware of the attack until they were summoned by hospital staff members at Foothill Presbyterian, according to Lt. Brian Summers.

The victims allege their assailants attacked them by using brass knuckles during the fight.

Arrested were Zachary Seidner, 18, and Michael Morris, 18, both from Glendora, each on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon. Morris posted $30,000 bond and was released, while Seidner still remains at the Glendora Police station in lieu of $30,000 bail.

It was unclear if anyone involved was a student of Glendora Unified.

The fight stemmed from an alleged feud between the former friends, Summers said.

"They met on the football field at Goddard and what was going to be a fight turned in to two of the suspects allegedly having brass knuckles and using those during the altercation causing lacerations to the victims' heads," Summers said.

Ages of the victims ranged from 18 to 19, Summers said. Glendora detectives interviewed the victims, some witnesses and made the arrests based on the information.

Last night's altercation was news to school officials.

"The reality of it is that our schools have become much like parks after school hours where we don't have supervision," said Goddard Principal Brock Jacobsen. "In an event like last night, we don't have any sanctioned school activities going on. I shouldn't have any of my students on campus at that time."

During school hours, Goddard is a closed campus and officials state they work to ensure that every guest registers before entering so there are no unauthorized visitors.

Morris is expected to appear at West Covina Courthouse Feb. 27.


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