Spencer: Teacher Injured
Update 05.25.12 1:30 PM:
A state official says a fourth grade teacher at Spencer Elementary School in Roane County was not beaten by students Thursday.
“The initial investigation shows the reports that the teacher was attacked are not true. It appears the incident was horseplay that got out of hand,“ West Virginia Department of Education Office of Communications Director Liza Cordeiro said.
“Because this is a personnel issue and students are involved, we cannot say more right now, but we will release more information when we can do so.“
4th grade students dressing in ninja suite just jump on their 4th grade teacher dropping her on the ground.
The teacher was treated for an undisclosed injury and released from Charleston Area Medical Center after the incident involving several students.
On Thursday, State Police Sgt. Michael Baylous said troopers at the Spencer detachment were aware of the incident. No charges have been filed.
The West Virginia State Police say they are prepared to respond when asked in connection with an incident Thursday, May 24, 2012 at Spencer Elementary School.
State Police spokesman Sgt. Mike Baylous says a fourth-grade teacher at the school was injured after several of her students allegedly beat her.
The school has been having outdoor activities all week.
As part of the activities three 4th grade students dressing in ninja suite jump on their 4th grade teacher dropping her on the ground.
Reports indicate she had to go to the local emergency room and then to Charleston (CMAC) where she was treated and released.
Of the fourth-grade teachers listed on the county schools website, Ann Carper was the only one listed as a patient at CAMC Women and Children’s Hospital in Charleston Thursday.
A hospital spokeswoman said Carper had been treated and released.
Sgt. Baylous says troopers at the Spencer detachment are aware of the situation and will get involved if the situation reaches that point.