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Students accused of assaulting Baltimore City schools staff member

Posted at 9:56 PM, Nov 27, 2018

Students are accused of assaulting a Baltimore City Schools staffer. 

The incident happened on Tuesday at the National Academy Foundation.

It's unclear what prompted the assault and how many students were involved.

Baltimore City Schools wouldn't say what position the staffer held within the school, and where in the building the alleged assault occurred.

A spokesperson released the following statement on behalf of the school:

Today at the National Academy Foundation school, a staff member was injured as the result of an alleged assault. Our thoughts are with her and her family during her recovery. Pending completion of investigations by school staff and City Schools police, the students involved will receive all appropriate consequences according to the law and the district's code of conduct.

The Baltimore Teachers Union President, Marietta English, also released a statement regarding what happened:

“It is inexcusable that teachers and paraprofessionals, school administration and staff keep being assaulted by students who are in desperate need of help.

Our school workers need provisions in place to help protect them when things like this happen, which is why the BTU is putting together a School Safety Taskforce that will meet on December 14th to examine Baltimore City Public School’s Code of Conduct in order to improve it.  

The Taskforce, that includes community leaders, clergy, parents and legislators, will develop a plan to be implemented by the end of January 2019.   

The safety of our teachers, paraprofessionals, school staff and students is of utmost importance. We must act now to ensure that everyone who works in our schools is able to do what it is they were hired to do. Teach.”                                   

The condition of the staffer is unknown at this time.

Earlier this month Camille Hinmon, a teacher at Frederick Douglass was punched in the face by a student. The assault was captured on video and went viral.