Jamestown High School Locked Down Following Fight, Students Reported Safe

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JAMESTOWN – Jamestown High School’s principal says ‘no weapons were used’ during a fight Wednesday morning at the school.

Dr. Rosemary Bradley says students involved in the fight have been removed from the building and charged by Jamestown Police.

Bradley said there were no serious injuries and parents of the students involved have been notified.



The school went into an emergency lockdown following the 10:30 a.m. fight between several students.

School officials and police are now reviewing surveillance video to determine what charges will be placed.

“Safety is our number one concern and we will not tolerate this kind of behavior in our school,” said Dr. Bradley. “As a school community, we are going out of our way to create an environment where your child is safe and able to be successful in every way.”



Bradley additionally said a small hallway window was broken during the altercation, but no other damage was done to the building.

The principal’s full statement is posted below. The lockdown was lifted just before 12:30 p.m.

Dear Parents,

Today, as you may know, there was an incident at the high school, involving six students fighting in the hallway. The building was placed in lockdown to keep all students and staff safe. The JHS staff and Jamestown Police Department responded swiftly. No weapons were used during this fight. There were no serious injuries, and parents of the students involved have been notified. Students involved in the fight have been removed from the building and charged by the Jamestown Police Department. There was a small hallway window broken during the altercation with no other damage to the school building.

Safety is our number one concern and we will not tolerate this kind of behavior in our school. As a school community, we are going out of our way to create an environment where your child is safe and able to be successful in every way. This incident will not define who we are. We continue to have high expectations for all our students, not only academically, but also in how we treat each other as a school family. Please take this opportunity to talk with your child about the importance of contributing positively to our school environment.

If you need our assistance in any way, please contact us.  We continue to appreciate your support in providing your child with the best JHS has to offer!

Respectfully,

Dr. Rosemary Bradley

JHS Principal

 

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