School district investigates video of student attacked in high school classroom

MOORESVILLE, N.C. — The Mooresville Graded School District is investigating after officials said two Mooresville High School students assaulted another student inside a classroom Friday.

The video filmed by someone shows two students walking into a classroom and assaulting another student.

A teacher tried to cover the student with her own body to try and stop the attack before everyone walked away.

The district posted a statement the same day saying it will not tolerate actions, such as the attack that took place.

Officials said the students will be disciplined to “the fullest extent,” which will involve law enforcement.

Statement from Mooresville Graded School District:

“On April 14, 2023, an altercation occurred that involved two students at Mooresville High School entering a classroom to physically assault another student.

“Our school-level leaders immediately worked to investigate the situation, provide support for those impacted, and ensure no future safety concerns were present. We want our community to know that the safety of our students and staff members is a top priority.

“The Mooresville Graded School District will not tolerate actions such as this. We want to be clear to our students and parents, if any student assaults or puts another individual’s safety in jeopardy, we will discipline them to the fullest extent under our authority.”

“This includes involving law enforcement for any potential crimes arising out of the actions.

School is a place where every student and staff member deserves to feel safe. Parents, please continue to remind your students to share any concerns they have with staff members or use the See Something, Say Something app. I appreciate your assistance and support as we work together as a community to ensure a safe environment for all of our students and staff.”

Sincerely, Jason Gardner, Ed.D. MGSD Superintendent of Schools

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