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Boston school bus brawl sends five people, including two cops, to hospital

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Two police officers and the driver were among five people hospitalized following a fight aboard a Boston school bus Friday.

One officer was bitten and the other was kicked in the head by a student, suffering non-life-threatening injuries, according to Boston 25 News.

The fight between three students began around 8 a.m. Friday in the city’s Jamaica Plain section, according to Boston police, as students from the McKinley School were being transported to a summer learning program at another school, reports The Boston Globe.

The McKinley School serves students with emotional, behavioral and learning needs, according to the Boston Public Schools website.

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Two other adults, including the bus driver, and one student were among those taken to the hospital. Their conditions were not known.           

“Violence of any kind is not tolerated in the Boston Public Schools,” said a school district’s statement, according to the Globe. “Our buses are an extension of our classrooms.

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Two other adults, including the bus driver, and one student were among those taken to the hospital.
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“The situation will be fully evaluated, appropriate support will be provided, and any disciplinary actions will be taken in accordance with the BPS Code of Conduct.”

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