West High student arrested after altercation with resource officer

School Resource Officer had to draw weapon on student

VICTORIA, Texas- The principal at West High School emailed the following statement to parents Monday regarding an incident resulting in the arrest of a student. 

“Good afternoon Warrior parents, this is principal Debbie Crick. We had an incident occur today on campus in which our School Resource Officer had to draw his weapon on a student. 

West High School Incident

Photo: Victoria County Sheriff’s Office.

 This student had been suspended earlier in the day. He returned to campus and was found burglarizing vehicles in our parking lot. When the SRO approached the student, he got into his vehicle and drove toward the officer, also hitting another vehicle. The student failed to comply with the SRO’s commands. An additional officer arrived on campus and the two were able to take the student into custody. 

Thanks to the professionalism and quick action of our law enforcement staff, no one was hurt during the incident. We are cooperating with law enforcement in their investigation.”

This story is still developing and we will update when more information is available.

Victoria County Sheriff’s Office identified the student at 18-year-old Isaiah Delagarza. VCSO made the following statement on social media.
“On 02/24/2020, at approximately 1:52 pm, Noel Isaah Delagarza, 18 years of age, was observed by students and staff burglarizing vehicles in the student parking lot. A School Resource Deputy located him in a vehicle and attempted to take him into custody. Delagarza assaulted the Deputy with the motor vehicle who in turn pointed his duty weapon at him. Delagarza then reversed and struck another vehicle. Additional deputies arrived and Delagarza resisted arrest and a Taser was deployed. After continued resistance, he was taken into custody. Delagarza is charged with Burglary if a Motor Vehicle, Aggravated Assault on a Public Servant, and Resisting Arrest. His bonds have not been currently set as of this time. West High School was placed on a short lockdown during the incident/investigation. The lockdown was lifted and the school resumed normal schedule. No other students were involved or under any danger.”