Relax, North Star parents: More likely than not, your student is not in detention today.

North Star administrators inadvertently sent an email notification to all parents and students Thursday informing them the students had to serve lunch detention.

A short time later, most of those parents got another email apologizing for the computer error and saying the initial message applied only to a small group of students who’d been tardy the previous day.

Principal Ryan Zabawa apologized for any confusion or anxiety the email caused and said they’d made an announcement over the intercom letting students know they didn’t have lunch detention.

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So that problem was solved, but later in the day, parents got a second email letting them know three students had been involved in a fight in the hallway between classes.

The email said staff quickly intervened and separated the students, who will face appropriate consequences.

Some students videoed a portion of the fight, and administrators asked parents to talk to their students and encourage them not to record images of someone or share them on social media without their permission. 


Education reporter

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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