School principal beaten unconscious by 16-year-old student, police say girl in custody

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A 16-year-old girl is in custody after police said she beat a Boston school principal unconscious after the dismissal of school Wednesday, reports said.

At roughly 2:30 p.m., police responded to a violent attack happening adjacent to the William W. Henderson Inclusion School in Dorchester. An officer assigned to a post outside the school found an adult woman on the ground knocked unconscious and being tended to by school staff, the Boston Police Department said.

The woman, multiple reports said, was Patricia Lampron, the 61-year-old principal of the Henderson School’s Upper Campus. Police said she was brought to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Officers arrested a 16-year-old female student suspected of the attack. She will appear in Dorchester Juvenile Court on a range of assault and battery charges.

According to Boston Public Schools Superintendent Brenda Cassellius, another unidentified staff member was also assaulted, WCVB said.

“This incident is disturbing and completely unacceptable,” Cassellius said in a message to families, the network said. “We want to be clear: Violence of any kind is not tolerated and will not be tolerated in the Boston Public Schools.”

The Henderson School’s Upper Campus, on Croftland Avenue in Dorchester, serves grades 2-12. It will be closed Thursday, with plans to reopen Friday, reports said.

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