Fight at ESL high school sends ass’t principal to hospital

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by Russell Kinsaul / KMOV

KMOV.com

Posted on September 18, 2012 at 9:49 AM

Updated Tuesday, Sep 18 at 4:40 PM

East St. Louis School District 189

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EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (KMOV) -- A spokesperson for East St. Louis School District 189 confirms an assistant principal at the East St. Louis High School was taken to the hospital after a fight broke out on Friday, but says the injuries were not a result of the fight.

The spokesperson said three male students began fighting and when a group of students ran to watch, they ran into the assistant principal, knocking her down. When she fell, she hit her head on the ground.

As a precaution, she was taken by ambulance to an area hospital. The school district spokesperson said other school administrators were able to stop the fight without any further injuries.

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The assistance principal suffered a concussion and is recovering at home. Police did not say if they plan to charge anyone involved in the incident.

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