Lincoln County School District No. 2 continues to deal with the aftermath of an alleged student assault. The incident took place on a bus as students were returning from a Junior Varsity Football Game.
A group of students on the bus allegedly targeted another student. Details about the incident are still under investigation.
“We are taking the disciplinary actions that are district policy and law,” said Superintendent Jon Abrams. “We have a zero tolerance policy for this type of behavior and will deal with it in a firm and direct fashion. We have to take this type of thing seriously. It can’t be tolerated. We have to educate people and help them learn from mistakes. But we also can’t excuse away or have any tolerance for bullying and harassment.”
According to Abrams, the district is also meeting with students and staff.
“We need to address what has happened,” he said. “But we also need to do whatever we can to make sure that this type of thing does not happen again.”
Expulsion hearings for the students who allegedly instigated the attack took place Tuesday evening.
“The difference between a suspension hearing and an expulsion hearing is this,” said Abrams. “With suspension hearings a student or students have the opportunity to come back to school within the school year. With expulsion hearings that is not the case. Expulsion hearings can result in a student or students being expelled for the length of school for the year.”
The coaches on the bus when the alleged incident took place have been suspended from coaching duties for the duration of the high school football season.