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Lincoln High staff member, student taken to hospital after altercation
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Lincoln High staff member, student taken to hospital after altercation

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A Lincoln High student and staff member ended up at a hospital Tuesday after an incident that began when the student struck the staff member, Lincoln Public Schools officials said.

The supervisor of in-school suspension was walking down the hall with the 17-year-old student when the incident happened.

According to a message sent home to parents, the staff member tried to restrain the student, and other staff and administrators rushed to help him.

Both the staff member and student fell to the ground, required medical attention and were taken by ambulance to a hospital, the message said.

The two both hit their heads in the fall, said LPS spokeswoman Mindy Burbach.

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The two were talking as they were walking down the hall, but not arguing, Burbach said.

Lincoln police and LPS staff will continue to investigate the incident, according to the message.

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Margaret Reist is a Lincoln native, the mom of three high school graduates now navigating college and an education junkie who covers students, teachers and policymakers inside and outside the K-12 classroom.

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