Police respond to student altercation at Slauson Middle School
Police were dispatched to Slauson Middle School Friday morning to investigate a physical altercation between two students.
There were no serious injuries and no weapons were involved, Margolis said, adding she's not sure if the altercation could be classified as a "fight." She declined to give any additional details about the incident.
Margolis said the students' behaviors were addressed in accordance with the district's Rights and Responsibilities Handbook. According to the handbook, fighting or physical aggression can carry a consequence of up to a six- to 10-day suspension.
Rumors about injuries and the incident were circulating because police were present at the school for most of the morning, so the district decided to issue an email to Slauson families, Margolis said.
Read the complete correspondence sent home:
Dear Slauson Families,
We are aware of numerous rumors being spread by concerned students surrounding an altercation that took place during first period today. The police were summoned to the building in response to this incident and spent several hours at Slauson investigating the matter and conducting interviews, along with Slauson Administration, and meeting with students and parents directly involved.
Despite the rumors, thankfully, there were no serious injuries that resulted from this incident.
Please rest assured that the matter has been thoroughly investigated and the students involved in wrongdoing have received consequences in accordance with those outlined in the Ann Arbor Public School's Rights and Responsibilities Handbook.
If your student(s) indicate concerns at home this evening or weekend, please reassure them that no one was seriously injured.
Have a safe and enjoyable weekend!