Superintendent of Bibb County Schools talks about recent violence at Ballard-Hudson Middle School

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Bibb County School Superintendent Dr. Curtis Jones says the district is working to make sure students and faculty feel safe following the recent violence at Ballard-Hudson Middle School.

Wednesday, the district says a teacher was hit in the back of the head with a locker padlock by a student.

Superintendent Jones says it happened in the 7th grade hallway and the teacher was alert while being transported to a local hospital.

Jones says this was a case of a student being silly, tossing something in the crowd and seeing where it lands.

“Our information is that it wasn’t intended for the teacher or for another student,” Jones said.

Tuesday, a student was stabbed by another student in the back and the chest while classes were changing.

The 15-year-old student was taken to the hospital and was listed in stable condition.

Jones says there are additional measures at the school like extra hall monitors, and more leadership, like a Dean of Students, to help ensure safety for students and staff.

He is reminding students and parents to talk with school administrators and teachers or to use the Lets Talk system when there are issues.

“I take all of those and I share it with the principal, even if its anonymous, so that we will be able to deal with it. You can’t deal with things that you don’t know about.”

Jones says he talked with students today and earlier this week and ensures that the district is going to do what it can to make sure the school is safe.

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