Last updated: April 18. 2013 12:01AM - 6363 Views
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A recent fight in the Crestwood High School cafeteria resulted in the school nurse deciding a student should be taken by ambulance for treatment, Superintendent Dave McLaughlin-Smith confirmed Wednesday.


The Times Leader received an anonymous tip alleging a fight that purportedly lasted about a minute or more occurred April 10, with slow or no adult intervention. In an email response, McLaughlin Smith confirmed “there was an incident during which one student instigated a confrontation.” He added: “There were adults in the cafeteria as well as cafeteria workers and custodial staff.


“The incident was handled as quickly as possible,” McLaughlin-Smith wrote. “Our procedure is to have our (School Resource Officer) and medical personnel involved in case charges are filed. The altercation is still under investigation.”


Asked if the student was transported for treatment by ambulance, McLaughlin-Smith wrote: “We have on occasion called 911 when we believe a situation necessitates it. The school nurse felt the ambulance would best serve the need of the student.” McLaughlin-Smith added that the student might have banged his head in the incident.


No other information was available.

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