2 resource officers, faculty hurt in ‘altercations’ involving students at Henrico school

2 resource officers, faculty hurt in ‘altercations’ involving students at Henrico school
Henrico County school bus. (Source: NBC12)

HENRICO, Va. (WWBT) - Henrico Schools officials said two resource officers and other faculty members were hurt during “two separate altercations” involving students at Henrico High School Tuesday.

In a letter sent home to parents, the two altercations involved groups of four or five students.

“These altercations, which took place during a class transition, resulted in sizeable crowds of additional students gathering to watch. Teachers and administrative staff joined Henrico Police in quickly trying to break up the altercations and disperse the crowds,” the letter to parents said.

Additional police officers were called to the school to help ensure safety. A “lock and teach” was called at the school on Tuesday, which was later reduced to “restricted movement” so that classes could continue. Restricted movement is in place for Wednesday, as well.

Extra Henrico Police Officers will remain at the school throughout the week to deter further issues.

“We are fortunate for the efforts of Henrico Police to help keep our campus as safe as it can be,” Henrico Schools said in the letter.

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