A Bibb County teacher was taken to the hospital after an incident at school Wednesday.
An ambulance was called to Ballard-Hudson Middle School at 4:12 p.m. after the teacher was hit in the back of the head with a locker padlock in the seventh-grade hallway, according to the school district. The teacher was alert and taken to the hospital for evaluation.
“Campus Police has determined the lock was not intentionally thrown at a teacher, but was thrown recklessly into the air, resulting in the incident,” Communications Director Stephanie Hartley said in an email. “Nevertheless, we are taking all incidents seriously.”
The incident came a day after a student was stabbed at the same school. A 14-year-old boy is accused of stabbing a 15-year-old boy in the back and chest with a knife in Ballard-Hudson’s eighth-grade hallway before noon Tuesday, according to the school district. Campus police and 911 were called, and an ambulance took the victim to the hospital.
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“Violence will not be tolerated at any Bibb schools,” Hartley said Thursday. “Administration has met with faculty and staff at Ballard-Hudson to discuss protocols and safety. Administrators are also meeting with students at Ballard-Hudson today to reinforce the Student Code of Conduct and routines.
“The safety of students and staff is one of our top priorities.”