Principal Beaten Unconscious At Dorchester School; Classes Canceled Thursday – CBS Boston Leave a comment

BOSTON (CBS) – A Dorchester school will be closed on Thursday after a principal and another staff member were attacked by a student during dismissal Wednesday. Henderson Upper Campus Principal Patricia Lampron was taken to the hospital after being assaulted.
When Boston Police arrived, an officer found Lampron unconscious on the ground being tended to by staff members. She was taken to a hospital for treatment of serious injuries which are considered to be non-life-threatening.
According to WBZ I-Team sources, the 61-year-old principal suffered broken ribs and a head injury.
A 16-year-old female suspect was arrested and will appear in Dorchester Juvenile Court on assault and battery charges.
Another staff member was allegedly struck as well, but it’s unclear what injuries were sustained.
The incident was witnessed by many students, staff and parents.
“This violent behavior will not be tolerated,” Superintendent Brenda Cassellius said in a statement. “The health, safety and well-being of our students and staff is our top priority at Boston Public Schools. I am personally involved and am ensuring we are taking immediate and swift action.”
Cassellius said the decision to cancel school Thursday was for the utmost caution. “This incident is disturbing and completely unacceptable,” Cassellius said. “We want to be clear: Violence of any kind is not tolerated and will not be tolerated in the Boston Public Schools.”
Students in grades 2-12 attend the Upper Campus of the Henderson School.
The Boston Public Schools crisis team and other support staff will be available to students and teachers when they return to the classroom on Friday.


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