NEW BURGH At the end of the school day on Monday, two people boarded the bus that sent kids home, resulting in a superficial cut wound to the lower thigh for a student at Newburgh Free Academy, according to Superintendent of Schools Dr. Jackielynn Manning Campbell.
She added that the people got into a fight with a student they seemed to know, but she did not specify where the incident happened.
The superintendent said that the youngster suffered a superficial slash wound to his lower thigh during an attempt to remove him from the bus.
According to city officials, the injured young person is 17 years old.
The injured youngster was attended to by officials at Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital after the bus driver drove directly there, according to the police, for prompt medical attention.
Detectives from the city are looking into the event. Detectives are asking anyone with information to give them a call at 845-569-7509.
As of today (Tuesday), the school district has relocated its critical event stress management to NFA Main. Students may seek assistance from the guidance office if they feel the need to process the event on an emotional level.
There will be more law police present at the high school campus today out of prudence.