Patricia Lampron: Boston school principal unconscious for 4 mins after attack by female student
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS: The Dr William W Henderson Inclusion School in Dorchester has been closed for some days after a principal and a staff member were violently attacked by a teenage student. The incident reportedly happened on Wednesday, November 3, during dismissal.
In the attack allegedly carried out by a 16-year-old girl student after being told to leave the school premises, Upper Campus Principal Patricia Lampron suffered broken ribs and a head injury. Lampron was left her unconscious for “at least” 4 minutes and when the cops arrived, they found her lying on the floor. She was soon rushed to a hospital, where she received treatment. However, on Thursday, November 4, the 61-year-old was discharged. Another school employee was also attacked, but what injuries they suffered are not known.
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On Thursday, the suspect was arraigned in Dorchester Juvenile Court on assault and battery charges. The teenager has been held on $5,000 bail. She has also been ordered to keep her distance from the school, submit to GPS monitoring, and be under home arrest if she is freed. In a statement, Superintendent Brenda Cassellius said: “This violent behavior will not be tolerated. I am personally involved and am ensuring we are taking immediate and swift action.”
Cassellius stated, “This incident is disturbing and completely unacceptable. We want to be clear: Violence of any kind is not tolerated and will not be tolerated in the Boston Public Schools.” City Councilor Frank Baker added, “This school needs healing, needs to be supported. We in the city need to come up with a way to support not just this school but all our schools.”
Erik Berg, the vice president of Boston Teachers Union, also released a statement and noted: “Our thoughts are with Principal Lampron and the other staff member who was assaulted. We support the plan to deploy additional counseling support to the Henderson and will continue to advocate for more counseling staff across our schools on a day-to-day basis. We are in active dialogue with the Henderson School community regarding both the incident and the response.”
“While this specific incident remains under investigation, it is important to affirm that educators, parents, students, administrators, and the community are in strong agreement that violence of any kind in our schools is always unacceptable,” Berg added.
Meanwhile, the daughter of the principal, MaryKate Lampron, also issued a statement on the family’s behalf that read, “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,” it concluded.
Meanwhile, the incident has created a lot of buzz on the internet as a user tweeted, “Absolutely terrible and inexcusable. Such vIolence cannot be tolerated in civil society. Still, I can’t help but wonder if there is a sudden rash of student violence, or is Ch 5 just choosing to cover it more? If so, why?” Another one wrote, “The girl that did this is 16. She should be criminally charged as an ADULT, not a juvenile.” “Such a sad story. I wonder if the Boston School Police weren’t disbanded it would have made a difference,” the third user commented.
Absolutely terrible and inexcusable.— P Beals (@Beals2P) November 4, 2021
Such vIolence cannot be tolerated in civil society.
Still, I can’t help but wonder if there is a sudden rash of student violence, or is Ch 5 just choosing to cover it more? If so, why?
The girl that did this is 16. She should be criminally charged as an ADULT, not a juvenile.— Kevin Ritter (@TLSwing) November 4, 2021
Such a sad story. I wonder if the Boston School Police weren’t disbanded it would have made a difference..— BillericaGuy2020 (@BillericaGuy201) November 4, 2021