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Police: Teacher injured, transported to hospital after attempting to break up fight at high school

Published: Dec. 14, 2021 at 3:01 PM EST|Updated: Dec. 14, 2021 at 5:00 PM EST
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GEORGETOWN, S.C. (WCSC) - A Georgetown High School teacher has been transported to the hospital after authorities say the teacher was injured attempting to break up a fight at the school on Tuesday.

Officials with the Georgetown Police Department said the fight involved two girls, a 15 year old and 16 year old, and the teacher was injured while trying to separate the two teenagers.

According to the Georgetown County School District, the fight happened during lunch and an SRO and other school employees responded.

District officials said during the incident, a staff member slipped and fell, and hit their head. The sheriff’s office said a student also landed on top of the employee.

“The staff member was transported to Georgetown Memorial Hospital for further evaluation,” district officials said.

District officials said one student was removed by police, and both are being criminally charged.

“Dependent upon the outcome of the investigations, students will receive disciplinary consequences as outlined in the district’s code of conduct,” school officials said.

“The teacher was transported to the hospital to be examined by medical personnel,” Georgetown police said. “The case is still under investigation by law enforcement and administrative review by the School District.”

Investigators say the girls are facing charges of assault and battery, and disorderly conduct.

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