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Another violent incident at a BPS school in Dorchester

The Boston Globe is reporting that a staff member at the John W. McCormack Middle School in Dorchester suffered an injury this past Thursday while trying to break up a fight between two boys.

According to Boston Police one of the students was carrying a knife. No charges have been filed but there is an investigation that is ongoing.

This incident comes on the heels of another incident on Wednesday at the Henderson School in Dorchester when the principal was allegedly beaten unconscious by a 16-year-old student.

According to the police report, an officer was sent to the McCormack School at 1:40 p.m. on Thursday for a report of an assault and battery and a person carrying a knife.

Upon arrival, the officer spoke with school security specialists and learned that school staff  broke up a fight between two students around 10:15am.  A staff member hit his head causing a cut on his ear while breaking up the fight.  It also mentioned in the report that a knife fell from the pocket of one of the students.

Over the weekend, BPS Superintendent Brenda Cassellius announced new safety protocols for dismissal at the Henderson School.  You read the full details of the plan here.  Students are expected to return to school at the Henderson on Monday and Tuesday.

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