The Dr. William W. Henderson Inclusion School in Dorchester was closed Thursday, a day after a principal and another staff member were attacked by a student during dismissal.
When Boston Police arrived at the school Wednesday afternoon, an officer found Upper Campus Principal Patricia Lampron unconscious on the ground being tended to by staff members. She was taken to a hospital for treatment of serious injuries which are considered to be non-life-threatening.
According to WBZ-TV I-Team sources, the 61-year-old principal suffered broken ribs and a head injury.
A 16-year-old girl was arrested and will be arraigned in Dorchester Juvenile Court on assault and battery charges.
Another staff member was allegedly hit as well, but the extent of those injuries isn’t known.
The principal’s daughter, MaryKate Lampron, released this statement on behalf of the family:
Today our mother, Patricia Lampron, was violently attacked at school and seriously injured by a student. She was taken to the hospital by ambulance where she is being assessed and treated for her injuries. Anyone who knows her knows how passionate she is about this school, it’s students and the Henderson School community. Our primary concern is her health and safety. She will need time and support to recover from her injuries. We expect a full investigation into the circumstances of the assault to assure the safety of all the students, staff and teachers in the Henderson School Community. She wants everyone to know that there is NO place for violence in our schools.
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SOURCE: CBS Boston