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A student at Santa Monica High School was injured in a fight on campus Thursday, and a suspect was taken into custody.

The male student, who suffered “facial lacerations,” was taken to a hospital for treatment following the incident that occurred about 12:45 p.m. at the school in the 600 block of Pico Boulevard, said Santa Monica police Lt. Rudy Flores.

The severity of the injury was not immediately known, and it was unclear if a weapon was used, Flores said. The fight apparently involved multiple students, the SMPD reported.

The “primary suspect in the incident” was identified as another student, who fled the campus following the altercation, and who was ultimately taken into custody by police. That person’s identity was not released.

Thursday is the first day of the semester at the school, which was not placed on lockdown, Flores said. The school remained open and classes were still in session, though SMPD units were set to remain on the scene following the altercation.

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