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By Brian Park
Updated: May 7, 2013, 9:22 a.m.
An upset sibling of a Marco Forster Middle School student was taken into custody Monday following an incident in which the subject’s mother also fainted and required medical attention.
The incident occurred around 10 a.m. when the older sibling of a current student became agitated and refused to comply with the school’s resource officers, according to an email sent to parents by Principal Carrie Bertini.
Jim Amormino, a spokesman for the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, said the individual is 17 years old and was involved in a dispute following a meeting at the school. Amormino said the subject pushed a deputy before being taken into custody and removed from school grounds.
Capt. John Muir, a spokesman for the Orange County Fire Authority, said the subject’s mother arrived at the school to pick up the youngest sibling and became emotionally upset and fainted. Paramedics responded to the scene to tend to the mother.
“At no time was student safety compromised and the school day continued as normal,” Bertini wrote in her email.