2 Boston cops hospitalized after McKinley School students attack them amid schoolbus brawl
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS: A brawl among schoolchildren turned violent on July 23 resulting in four adults being injured, two of who were officers with the Boston Police Department. The cops were responding to a 911 call in the morning regarding the fight. One of the officers was kicked in the head and the other was bitten while responding to the fight.
Cases of schoolchildren displaying violent tendencies have been on an uptick in the recent past. On May 6, a sixth-grader girl brought a gun to Rigby Middle School in Idaho and went on a shooting spree. The girl was disarmed by a brave teacher but not before her bullets hit three people who were left with non-life-threatening injuries. In another incident, a 16-year-old Florida girl was arrested after she told her friends that she was "tired of the kids" and would shoot up the school.
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Boston cops attacked by McKinley School students
A fight broke out among the students at the McKinley School as they were being taken to a summer learning program at Orchard Gardens School, according to Boston Public Schools' statement to Daily Mail. Police responded to the 911 complaint made around 8 am on July 23. The driver of the bus pulled over and police and EMS responded and it was not clear immediately as to what sparked the fight between three of the students.
It was reported that Boston Police Department said that one of their officers was kicked in the head and the other was bitten by a student while responding to the fight. Both of them had to be hospitalized after sustaining injuries. Additionally, a child was taken to the hospital with a non-life-threatening injury that was inflicted before the police officers could reach the scene. The bus driver and bus monitor were also taken to the hospital for evaluation, according to the school district. The rest of the students were evaluated by paramedics and taken to the school on a different bus, the district added.
The families of all students on the bus were contacted by the school district. 'Violence of any kind is not tolerated in the Boston Public Schools. Our buses are an extension of our classrooms,' the district said. 'The situation will be fully evaluated, appropriate support will be provided, and any disciplinary actions will be taken in accordance with the BPS Code of Conduct.'