JAMESTOWN – Jamestown High School was in emergency lock-down late Wednesday morning and into the afternoon after a fight broke out between six unidentified students.
The incident occurred around 10:30 a.m. and Jamestown Police were called to the scene to assist school security and staff members who were working to stop the fight. No one was seriously injured in the incident but some property was damaged inside the school when a small hallway window was broken.
High School Principal Rosemary Bradley said the lock-down was issued to keep students staff and was lifted once the situation was under control. She also said no weapons were used in the fight and – contrary to an early rumor that a stabbing may have occurred – no one was seriously injured. Her complete message is posted below.
Jamestown police say charges are pending further investigation.
Meanwhile, some parents of students in the district have voiced their concerns over the incident on social media and are working to organize a group of parents to attend the next school board meeting, which will take place on December 3 at 6 p.m. in the school administration building on Martin Road.
MESSAGE FROM JHS PRINCIPAL ROSEMARY BRADLEY
Today, as you may know, there was an incident at the high school, involving six students fighting in the hallway. The building was placed in lockdown to keep all students and staff safe. The JHS staff and Jamestown Police Department responded swiftly. No weapons were used during this fight. There were no serious injuries, and parents of the students involved have been notified. Students involved in the fight have been removed from the building and charged by the Jamestown Police Department. There was a small hallway window broken during the altercation with no other damage to the school building.
Safety is our number one concern and we will not tolerate this kind of behavior in our school. As a school community, we are going out of our way to create an environment where your child is safe and able to be successful in every way. This incident will not define who we are. We continue to have high expectations for all our students, not only academically, but also in how we treat each other as a school family. Please take this opportunity to talk with your child about the importance of contributing positively to our school environment.
If you need our assistance in any way, please contact us. We continue to appreciate your support in providing your child with the best JHS has to offer!
Dr. Rosemary Bradley