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Another SC teacher injured during student fight

Posted: Apr 06, 2010 4:21 PM CDTUpdated: Apr 12, 2010 2:39 PM CDT

FLORENCE, SC (WIS) – A Florence teacher was hurt while breaking up a fight between two students this week, the second such incident in South Carolina schools in four days.

Florence School District One spokesperson Pam Little-McDonald said the fight between a 12-year-old and 13-year-old student happened in a Williams Middle School classroom around 3:00pm Tuesday.

Two teachers were inside of the classroom at the time of the fight, and one was taken to a Pee Dee hospital for injuries she got while breaking up the fight. Neither the teacher nor the student have been identified.

No charges are expected to be filed as a result of the altercation, but Little-McDonald says a school resource officer did file a report after the incident.

Last Friday, Orangeburg school officials say a 11- or 12-year-old Sheridan Elementary School student hit a teacher with a pipe after the teacher broke up a fight between the student and another child.

That student was suspended, and charges have been filed. The teacher received stitches for a laceration and was released from the hospital.

The student was not identified in that incident, either.