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Police Prepare For Rich-On-Rich Violence At Santa Monica Vs. Beverly Hills Game

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Police are worried that rich kids from two of L.A.'s toniest Westside enclaves might fight each other—again—at tonight's basketball game between Beverly Hills High School and Santa Monica High School.

In the schools' last match three weeks ago, a brawl in the parking lot caused damage to some cars, and one injured student went to the hospital. LAist cannot confirm additional reports that a Jimmy Choo handbag strap snapped, an iPhone 6s screen was shattered, and the slur "basic" was heard. KTLA has a shaky cell phone video.

"We got pushed and shoved and they were talking smack to us. I was trying to get out as fast as I could," an anonymous student told KTLA. "While I was backing out, some kid hit out my tail lights, and as I was going forward some kid hit out my headlights."

Police are planning to beef up presence at tonight's game. Good to know that authorities are finally taking the threat of white-on-white violence seriously.