Lexington High School student hospitalized after student threw him in PE class

LEXINGTON, SC (WIS) – A Lexington High School student has been hospitalized and facing expulsion, as well as criminal charges after an incident in physical education class on Monday.

According to a letter sent to families at Lexington High School, a student “thrown” another student on the gymnasium floor. A teacher then immediately helped the student and took him to the office where he was seen by the school nurse and then hospitalized for his injuries.

The families were told the other student was immediately suspended, is at risk of expulsion and will face charges of assault and aggravated and aggravated assault.

The charged student is in the custody of the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice, according to Lexington High School Principal Dr. Ryan Pool.

Dr Pool says that when sharing news about school incidents, families of students who are directly affected are contacted first.

“In this case, it was just two families. We remain in contact with the family of the injured student,” Dr Pool said.

In the letter, Pool says no other students were involved or in danger at the time. The student’s condition was not mentioned.

“We share information when and if we can. However, we also follow the lead of law enforcement when a criminal investigation is ongoing, which sometimes prohibits us from sharing details,” Dr Pool said.

Pool also says in the letter that social media posts speculated about what might have happened during the incident.

“As always, I ask that you speak to your students about compassion on social media by stopping the spread of rumors when incidents like this occur,” Dr Pool said.

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Martha K. Merrill