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Police probe incident involving North teacher

April 30, 2003|by LAURA ERNDE

HAGERSTOWN, MD. - Hagerstown City Police were called to North Hagerstown High School Monday for a reported assault.

Hagerstown City Police said they were investigating the incident, which involved a teacher and two students whose names all were withheld.

Police were called to the school at about 10:30 a.m. Monday.

Police gave no specifics about the incident, saying only that when the investigation is complete, Washington County State's Attorney M. Kenneth Long will determine whether charges would be filed.

School administrators also were investigating the incident, said Carol Mowen, spokeswoman for Washington County Public Schools.

According to a letter Principal Robert "Bo" Myers sent home with students, the teacher will be absent from the class and was being assigned other duties.

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Neither Myers nor Mowen would confirm the teacher's reassignment because it's a personnel issue. Both said that would be a typical response to such an incident.

With the help of police, Myers said school administrators made sure students and staff were safe after the incident.

"Certainly this is something that is far out of the ordinary," he said.

Activities were back to normal at the school Tuesday, he said.

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