Flint Community Schools: Staff member injured in physical altercation

Flint Community Schools said a physical altercation took place between two students and a staff member was injured.
Published: Sep. 29, 2023 at 6:42 AM EDT
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FLINT, Mich. (WNEM) - Flint Community Schools is providing an update after the district said a staff member at Southwestern Classical Academy in Flint was injured in a physical altercation on Thursday, Sept. 28.

In a letter shared Friday, Flint Community Schools Superintendent Kevelin Jones said the teacher is recovering well and was released from the hospital the same day. He added that the teacher does intend to return to work.

Jones said the altercation at Southwestern took place between two scholars on Thursday, which led to that staff member getting injured.

He said the student who injured the teacher will be held accountable in accordance with the law and the school district’s code of conduct.

TV5 is aware of a video circulating online of the fight but hasn’t confirmed the video or details with law enforcement yet.

Flint Community Schools said it takes matters like these very seriously and is taking proactive steps to prevent future incidents.

The district said it will also provide resources, counseling and support for any staff member or student impacted by the altercation.

The district is actively working to ensure the safety of everyone at Southwestern Classical Academy.

If you have comments or concerns, you should reach out to school administrators or the district office.

Please see the attached family letter regarding an incident that occurred today at Southwestern Classical Academy. We...

Posted by Flint Community Schools on Thursday, September 28, 2023

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