An assistant principal at Royal Palm Beach High was stabbed this morning while she tried to break up a fight between students.
According to Palm Beach Sheriff's Office, a little after 7 Thursday morning, the assistant principal was monitoring the outside of the school, located on Wildcat Way and Bob White Road, when she saw a group of students fighting.
She tried to break it up, but in the melee, she was sliced in the wrist area with either a knife or a box cutter. The school district is categorizing the injury as a cut and not an actual stabbing.
The Palm Beach County Fire Rescue responded to the scene soon after, and the assistant principal was taken to Wellington Regional Medical Center for treatment.
PBSO was called in to investigate and tells New Times that the scene has been cleared and that classes were not affected.
The School Board, meanwhile, has not released the identity of the assistant principal, but at least one report says she has already returned to the school.
PBSO would not say if any suspects were detained, but we will update as soon as any information comes in.
Meanwhile, the Twitter reactions have begun:
I dont understand why Royal Palm beach high school is so proud that they on the news and that an A.P. Was stabbed. Thats sad af— lil jerz (@twerkForJerz) August 21, 2014
royal palm beach, fl needs to get their high schooling system under control otherwise a lot of kids will be in private schools— LYSSii D (@LyssiixNole) August 21, 2014