Arkansas. Mills High teacher hurt breaking up fight

James Henry, a Mills High School teacher, is recovering after being hit in the head while trying to break up a fight between students.

Michael Nellums, principal at Mills, released the following statement:

“Two students were suspended for fighting in the hallway at Mills. In the process of assisting security with separating the young men, a teacher was inadvertently injured by a student’s elbow. Student and teacher safety is of primary importance in all of our high schools, and fighting is not tolerated.”
The school district says both students have been suspended.

According to the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department, Henry finished the class before going to the hospital. Henry was treated and released from the hospital.

Henry said in a letter to the school, “These types of situations are uncommon and this incident was the only time I have ever had to interact with students in this fashion.”

He also said he did not feel he was the intended target of the students’ aggression and does not plan to file charges.

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