A Richland County Sheriff’s Department School Resource Officer responded to an altercation involving a teacher and 15-year-old student at Ridge View High School at approximately 1 pm Tuesday afternoon.
Afterward, the teacher was placed on administrative leave. No other students or staff were involved in the incident.
Richland School District Two administrators are also investigating the incident and pending the outcome will take appropriate action following board policy and district procedures.
The school’s principal, Dr. Brenda Mack-Foxworth, said she is “unable to share many other details” about the incident because it is under investigation by the Richland School District Two and the sheriff’s department.
Foxworth forwarded a letter to parents:
“We wanted you to know that we are taking this incident very seriously. Ridge View High and Richland School District Two does not condone physical altercations and violent behavior. We strive to ensure a safe and secure environment for teaching and learning. Pending the outcome of the investigation, school and district administrators will take appropriate action following board policy and district procedures.”