Following reports that a student assaulted a staff member at the school on Tuesday morning, authorities are considering filing charges against the teenager.
In a statement by the institution, multiple students witnessed a fight erupting between a student and a staff member in the cafeteria at the Henderson Inclusion School in Dorchester.
“All I saw was the teacher you know holding them in the chokehold and throwing one punch because he was trying to break up an altercation between a group of students,” a teen who saw the altercation stated.
School officials stated that one of the kids assaulted the staff member, resulting in their transportation to a nearby hospital for further treatment while intervening in a quarrel between two students.
Boston 25 News shared the same incident on its official Twitter account:
Officials are investigating a physical assault on a Henderson School staff member which multiple students witnessed, according to a statement from the school. https://t.co/v3yJiaNcEv
— Boston 25 News (@boston25) June 14, 2023
“It affects us as students as well who don’t do things like that – because you know – rules get heightened and you know we lose privileges,” a student said.
Per the BPS Code of Conduct, the offending student will face disciplinary action; different disciplinary action from law enforcement is also possible.
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“The Henderson and all Boston Public Schools are committed to fostering environments where all students and staff feel safe, welcome, and respected,” Parents were informed by school administrators in a statement. Investigations into the incident are still ongoing.
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