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Teacher injured in incident at William R. Peck School in Holyoke

HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) - A teacher was injured in an incident at William R. Peck School in Holyoke Wednesday morning after an altercation with a student.

Holyoke Police Lt. Michael McCoy told 22News the incident occurred at around 9 a.m. involved an altercation between an 11-year-old student and the teacher during class. 

McCoy said the teacher told police the student "grazed his neck" with a screwdriver.

The wound, described as a "scratch," was attended to by the school nurse.

According to Holyoke Public Schools Spokesperson Judy Taylor, no students were injured in the incident.

McCoy said the student ran away before police arrived at the school, and they're currently looking for him.

Taylor said the student involved is being removed from the school.

The school has made counseling services available to students who may have witnessed or heard about the incident. Counselors will continue to be available to students in the coming days.

Taylor said the school is working with the Holyoke Police Department to follow up on the incident. 

School Resource Officers are investigating the incident. 


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