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Police: Student punched Baltimore County high school teacher

Posted at 11:23 AM, Jan 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-30 13:15:06-05

TOWSON, Md. — Baltimore County Police confirmed they are investigating an assault of a teacher by a student at Loch Raven High School.

According to Baltimore County Police, moments after schools started, around 8:38 a.m., a student started a fight with a teacher by punching him. Additional information is still limited at this time but police say both the student and the teacher had minor injuries.

Officials say they contacted a school resource officer for help, and that officer then requested additional backup from police. Several emergency response vehicles were sent to the school for further assistance.

Baltimore County Police say the student has been charged as a juvenile for first-degree assault and has been in the juvenile system before.

The following statement was sent from Baltimore County Public Schools regarding the incident:

This morning, a situation occurred between a student and a staff member. Our school resource officer was immediately notified and requested additional police assistance. As a result, several emergency vehicles arrived at school to assist with handling the situation. At no time were students in danger and there was no disruption to the instructional day. Please be assured, the type of behavior exhibited by the student today will not be tolerated. In addition to legal consequences, the school has taken appropriate disciplinary action as outlined in the Student Handbook. The safety and security of students and staff is a top priority of Loch Raven High School and the Baltimore County Public Schools

Baltimore County Councilman David Marks also posted on Facebook a letter sent to parents and guardians:

The Baltimore County Police Department did send out a "rumor control" tweet clarifying that no weapons were used during the fight. Previously people were saying on social media that the student stabbed the teacher, which is not true.