CAMARILLO, Calif. – A 16-year-old man who had had his driver's license for a day had deliberately crushed a woman with a vehicle at Thousand Oaks High School, leaving her in critical condition and leading to the arrest of her son. teenager, announced Saturday the authorities.

The teen attended a basketball game Friday night at school.

Shortly before 8:15 pm, the woman and a school administrator reportedly surprised the boy stealing packaged food from a concession stand, according to the sergeant at the Ventura County Sheriff's Office. Eric Buschow. The woman was later identified as an employee of the Conejo Valley Unified School District and a parent of children attending district schools.

After being caught stealing, the teenager escaped into a Mercedes-Benz sedan located on the parking lot, Buschow said.

The woman stood in front of the vehicle and told the teen to stop, Buschow said.

"He accelerated the car and toppled the woman," Buschow said.

The initial blow of the vehicle overthrew the woman, sheriff officials said. The teenager then continued on her way, causing serious injuries, before fleeing, authorities said.

The woman, a 50-year-old resident of Thousand Oaks, was injured and was taken by ambulance to a hospital, authorities said. She was in critical condition but stable Saturday afternoon, authorities said.

On Saturday morning, the Conejo Valley Unified School District posted a statement on Twitter that she was working in high school.

"We are sorry that a member of our CVUSD family was injured during an incident during last night's basketball game at Thousand Oaks High School," said District Superintendent , Mark McLaughlin. "Mrs. Lisa Solis, Activities Assistant at Thousand Oaks High School, is a dedicated member of the TOHS team and a parent of CVUSD students." Please, keep Lisa and her family in your care. thoughts and your prayers.

Investigators identified the teenager as the suspect and found him at his home in Newbury Park, Buschow said. It was discovered that he was studying in the district, but he did not attend Thousand Oaks High, authorities said.

According to the authorities, he was arrested for criminal assault with a deadly weapon and was arrested at the county's juvenile justice center.

Authorities continue to investigate, said Buschow.