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Byrd High School Student Hits Fellow Student With Metal Stool

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A feud between two teenage boys at Byrd High school turned violent this week when one student hit another over the head with a metal stool.

The teen suffered a gash to his head and required stitches.

Byrd High School Principal Jerry Badgley says there was a lot of misinformation about the incident out in the community. There was one report indicating a teacher hit a student. Badgley clarified the situation.

“Unfortunately, things get reported incorrectly and in this day of technology and as we tell our students, once you put it out there, you can’t take it back,” Badgley said. “It was reported that a teacher struck a student. That is absolutely false.”

Badgley said there was an altercation between two students and the teacher did everything by the book, calling the office and getting help. He tells KEEL News that reports that claimed 9-1-1 was not called were also wrong.

“I used my own cell phone to call 9-1-1 and gave the operator the pertinent information,” he says. “I met with the medics and they treated the student and determined he did not need to be transported by ambulance to the hospital.”.

The student who wielded the stool was arrested and has been suspended. He will have to go before a school board panel before he is allowed to return to class.

Badgley promises he will completely investigate the incident because there are always two sides to every story.

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