A 16-year-old student was arraigned Thursday on assault and battery charges after allegedly knocking her school’s principal unconscious and attacking another staff member, CBS Boston reports. Patricia Lampron (principal of the Boston school) was taken to hospital but released later.
Investigators claim that the incident started after an employee from Henderson Upper Campus asked the student to move out of the school’s area. Lampron was then said to have been repeatedly struck in the head and face by the student who allegedly grabbed Lampron’s hair. Sources told CBS Boston the 61-year-old suffered broken ribs and a head injury.
Another staff member was struck as well, but it wasn’t clear if they were injured.
When Boston police arrived they discovered Lampron lying on the ground, being cared for by staff, CBS Boston reported.
” This violent behavior will not tolerated,” Superintendent Brenda Cassellius stated in a statement. Boston Public Schools places safety, health and well-being first on our list of priorities. Personally, I’m involved in the matter and will ensure that we take swift and immediate action. “
In court, the student was held on $5,000 bail and ordered to not have any contact with the victim, CBS Boston reported. Also, the student was prohibited from going back to school.
In a statement made to CBS Boston by Lampron’s child, Lampron condemned the attack.
We expect an in-depth investigation of the incident to ensure the safety of students, teachers and staff at Henderson School Community,” said the statement. “She wants all to be aware that violence is not allowed in schools. “
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