KEYSER - An altercation between two students in a classroom at Keyser High School Thursday afternoon resulted in a teacher being taken out in an ambulance and one of the students being taken into custody.

By Liz Beavers
lbeavers@newstribune.info
Tribune Managing Editor
KEYSER - An altercation between two students in a classroom at Keyser High School Thursday afternoon resulted in a teacher being taken out in an ambulance and one of the students being taken into custody.
According to principal Mike Lewis, the incident began at approximately 2:30 p.m., during fourth block, when two students got into a fight in the classroom and the male teacher “stepped in to pull off the aggressor.”
The teacher and student “ended up on the floor and the student fell on top of him and broke his ankle,” Lewis said.
Mineral County 911 was immediately called and the Mineral County Sheriff’s Office and New Creek Ambulance responded.
Although the school was not placed on lockdown, Lewis said, “Our teachers stationed at each corner and kept the students in their classrooms” during the incident.
The teacher was transported to an area  hospital by the New Creek Ambulance and the student was taken into custody by sheriff’s deputies.
“I really want to thank chief Dusty Amtower with New Creek and the  Sheriff’s Department; they were here within minutes,” Lewis said. “I was really pleased.”
He also praised both the students and staff of the school, whom “responded quickly and appropriately.”