On Friday, March 12, at 10 a.m., Oro Valley police responded to Ironwood Ridge High School, where school officials reported a possible drug transaction. Police were alerted after a teacher saw one student pass something to another student while in class. The teacher confiscated the item that turned out to be a capsule of Adderall, a drug used to treat attention deficit disorder and other disorders. The student who provided the drug told police that he hadn't taken it in the morning like he should have because he doesn't like the effects when he hasn't eaten. The student said he agreed to give the pill to another student who wanted it because he had forgotten his own. School records showed that both students did have prescriptions for the drug. School officials reviewed one of the students cell phones and discovered a message that appeared to reference a drug transaction. Police referred the incident to a Pima County Juvenile Court attorney who concluded that an illegal drug sale had not occurred. No arrests were made.
On Friday, March 5, at 8 a.m., an Oro Valley police school resource officer responded to a fight at Ironwood Ridge High School. The officer arrived at the scene of the altercation after it ended, finding one of the pugilists had fled and the other being escorted to the bathroom. Both students involved in the fight were girls. The girl in the bathroom was bleeding from her nose. She told the officer that another girl had attacked her from behind, knocking her to the floor and kneeing her numerous times in the head. The girl said she and the other girl had feuded verbally since the beginning of the school term. Police located the other girl who said she had a problem with the first girl but had "settled it." She went on to tell police that the other girl had been teasing and harassing her since the start of the school year. She told police that the girl had on one occasion tried to push and slap her. She was arrested for assault and released to her father. Police spoke with the mother of the first girl and asked about the claim of teasing and harassment. The mother and daughter did not confirm nor deny the allegation. A few days later, police were informed that the victim's mother notified school officials that she doesn't want her daughter questioned about the incident without legal representation.
On Thursday, March 4, at 1:30 p.m., Oro Valley police responded to a shoplifting call at the Walmart store at Tangerine and Oracle roads. Once there, a store employee told police that a man came into the store and took a Snickers candy bar and a package of string cheese from the shelf, ate both of them and then left without paying. A store employee confronted the man and a brief altercation ensued. The suspect bit the employee on the forearm during the scuffle. Police arrested the man for shoplifting and assault and booked him into Pima County Adult Detention Center.