Samplings of recent calls to Roosevelt County dispatchers:
• A Portales Police officer went to Portales High School about 1:10 p.m. on a report of a fight between students.
A school administrator said a staff member saw an 18-year-old boy say something to a 14-year-old boy and take a swing at the 14-year-old. The 14-year-old tried to leave instead of retaliating. The staff member took both students to the administrator’s office.
The administrator told the officer the 18-year-old’s left hand was a little swollen and the 14-year-old had cut lips when they were brought into the office.
The administrator told the officer the 18-year-old said the 14-year-old threatened to have his brother get after him and they started to shove each other, starting the fight.
The 14-year-old told the administrator the 18-year-old pushed him and accused him of saying bad things. The 14-year-old said he tried to talk to the other student, but the older boy hit him. He said when the 18-year-old tried to hit him again, he tried to push the older student away and leave.
At the administrator’s request, the officer took the 18-year-old to the police department, where his mother picked him up. The officer told them police would conduct an investigation into a charge of battery.
Another officer took the 14-year-old home.