Two transients injured in fight that puts schools on lockdown

One person arrested, two go to the hospital

John Palminteri, KEYT NewsChannel 3 Senior Reporter,
POSTED: 05:54 PM PST Jan 31, 2013    UPDATED: 06:43 PM PST Jan 31, 2013 
GOLETA, Calif. -

One person is in jail, two have been treated at a hospital, and a fourth person is being questioned after a violent fight and stabbing in the Goleta Valley.

The Sheriff's Department responded at 1:17 p.m. with deputies on the ground and a helicopter overhead.

The attack occurred in a field off Turnpike and Highway 101. The site is a known homeless hangout.  The Sheriff's Department said transients were involved. 

Two schools in the area, El Camino Elementary and San Marcos High were placed on lockdown for about a half-hour until an arrest was made.

Sheriff's spokesperson Kelly Hoover said the injuries were not life-threatening.

The name of the suspect has not been released.