BALTIMORE (WJZ) — An investigation is underway after a student was assaulted by several other students Wednesday at Bluford Drew Jemison STEM Academy West.
A video posted to social media showed several students violently punching another student inside of a bathroom at the school.
Ann Reddicks lives across the street from the school. Her grandson Ramontay is also in middle school, an eighth-grader at Baltimore County Public Schools.
“I always tell my grandson that when he has any problem at school to go to the teacher or the principal to solve the problem,” Reddicks said.
In a statement, City Schools officials said,
“Yesterday, a student was assaulted by several other students at Bluford Drew Jemison STEM Academy West. Students involved in the incident are being identified. Appropriate action will be taken in accordance with City Schools’ Code of Conduct and the law. “
Officials said that school counselors, social workers and psychologists were available for students and staff to address any questions and concerns about the incident.
“We are committed to the safety and security of our students and staff and work hard every day to create positive and supportive environments for teaching and learning,” Baltimore City Schools said.
Baltimore City Schools officials updated WJZ Friday saying they have identified the students involved.
“To the extent possible, students in the video have been identified. Appropriate action will be taken in accordance with City Schools’ Code of Conduct and the law.”
This story was updated on Oct. 11, 2019 at 1:42 p.m.