Teacher Injured in Incident at Minneapolis School, District Confirms

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May 22, 2018 09:21 PM

Minneapolis Public Schools confirmed a staff member was injured and required emergency medical attention following an incident at the Harrison Education Center Tuesday morning.

District spokesperson Dirk Tedmon said due to the nature of the incident, the Minneapolis Police Department is involved.

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Beyond that, due to data privacy laws, Tedmon said the district was unable to share more detail.

John Elder, a spokesman with the Minneapolis Police Department, said an 18-year-old was taken into custody in connection to the event. 

The Harrison Education Center is located at 501 Irving Avenue North and serves high school students with emotional and behavioral issues.

The district's full statement on the matter was as follows:

"We are aware of an incident this morning at Harrison Education Center in which a staff member was injured and in need of emergency medical attention. Due to the nature of the incident the Minneapolis Police Department is involved. Our priority is to provide safe  learning environments for all of our students and staff. Anytime an injury occurs we conduct a full investigation and we will do so in this case.  We are unable to share specific details at this time due to data privacy laws, however, we extend our thoughts to the staff member and their family."

In 2016, a former student at the school pleaded guilty to third-degree assault and gross misdemeanor assault in connection to an attack on a principal there.

RELATED: Former Student Pleads Guilty to Assaulting Principal of Minneapolis School

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