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Teen wanted in connection with high school, downtown fight

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An 18-year-old Truckee man is wanted by the Truckee Police Department after he allegedly pointed a loaded handgun at a someone in downtown Truckee Wednesday during a fight that police believe is connected to an earlier scuffle at Tahoe Truckee High School.

At 3:15 p.m. police officers responded to a physical fight on Jibboom Street involving Jean Pierre Pineda-Andriano, who allegedly battered and pointed a loaded .380 caliber handgun at the victim, said Truckee police Lt. Harwood Mitchell. The alleged victim was not injured, according to police reports.

The suspects in the downtown fight reportedly left the scene in a Jeep Cherokee police officers found abandoned at Truckee Pines apartments on Estates Drive, police said.

Mitchell said the handgun was recovered by police. Pineda-Andriano’s last known address is Truckee Pines apartments.

Earlier that day, several high school students got into a fight on the practice field during the lunch period at Tahoe Truckee High School at 12:55 p.m. Four students were taken to Tahoe Forest Hospital and were treated and released for minor injuries, according to police reports.

The school fight is related to the downtown fight, Mitchell said. During the investigation, one of the injured students was determined to be the instigator in the school fight and was arrested on suspicion of battery and fighting on school grounds. The person was taken to juvenile hall in Nevada City, according to police reports.

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Mitchell said there is no information on what started the fight at school. He said Pineda-Andriano is a former student at Truckee High.