A Preston Middle School student assaulted and injured a teacher at the southeast Fort Collins school Thursday morning.
The incident occurred shortly after 9 a.m., according to an email that Preston Principal Amy Schmer sent to families.
Records indicate Poudre Fire Authority received a medical emergency call at 9:26 a.m. to Corbett Drive. Preston’s address is 4901 Corbett Drive.
According to Schmer’s email, the student became argumentative and then physically assaulted the teacher using objects found in the classroom. The teacher had minor injuries and was not transported to a hospital.
No students, including the suspect, were injured, according to the email.
The school resource officer responded and contacted the student, whose name was not released to protect their privacy. Preston staff and Fort Collins police assisted in “working with this student.”
During the incident, the school went on “hold” status, meaning school activities continue as normal but students and staff remain in their classrooms.
PSD spokeperson Madeline Noblett said the hold status remained in effect for about an hour.
Several Fort Collins police vehicles, an ambulance and PFA engine were at the school when a Coloradoan reporter arrived just before 10 a.m.
Fort Collins police spokesperson Kate Kimble said the investigation is ongoing.
Schmer said in her email that mental health staff will be available at the school Thursday and Friday.
She said students and families could receive additional support by contacting SummitStone Health Partners’ Community Crisis Center, 1217 Riverside Ave., at 970-494-4200; Mental Health Connections, 970-221-5551 and nctsn.org/resources/audiences/parents-caregivers.
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