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Three Charged:Asst Principal Assaulted at city school

Three adults charged with assault of Assistant Principal

BALTIMORE, Md. (WBFF) -- Baltimore City School officials say three adults have been charged with assaulting two staffers earlier this week inside Edmondson Westside High School.

The assault occurred around 5:30 Monday afternoon after the school day ended.

According to school officials, several students also entered the school and were involved in the assault.

Sources familiar with the incident say an assistant principal and a hall monitor were assaulted.

School officials say one of the students was involved in a fight earlier Monday during the school day.

One student, who declined to be identified, said two girls had been fighting during the school day, and the hall monitor interceded to break up the scuffle.

Edmondson Westside High School Principal Carl Perry declined to provide details of the incident.

But he told Fox 45 "Anything that provides negative publicity, I'm concerned about because my students are doing an exceptional job, and I want to focus on the positivity as opposed to some negative behavior from some external forces."

Perry did not discuss the extent of injuries suffered by the two staffers, but he said the two are "doing well."

Baltimore City school officials declined to say what charges the three adults face, but they say they are seeking to identify the students also involved in the altercation.

In a statement, the school system says "School and district leadership are working with the school community to ensure that students and staff experience a safe, secure and positive climate for teaching and learning every day."

Perry says he is now focused on the upcoming Homecoming Weekend activities at Edmondson Westside High which include a football game against cross-town rival Patterson High School.

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