Students at McKinley High School in Buffalo will use remote learning after the recent violence on campus. Yesterday, February 9, 2022, a guard was shot in the leg and a 14-year-old student was stabbed in a parking lot.
Dr. Kiner Cash, Superintendant of Buffalo Public Schools released a statement about the incident and announced that the school will go to remote learning for three days,
A violent incident occurred outside McKinley high school at or around dismissal time today. One student and one security officer were wounded. The Buffalo Police Department was on the scene immediately with all of their considerable resources applied to manage the scene and investigate the incident. We are grateful to Mayor Byron Brown and the BPD, the State Police, the Sheriff's Department, and the FBI for their extraordinary partnership. Our thoughts and prayers are with the student, the security officer, their families and the entire McKinley school community at this time. Follow-up information regarding the incident will come from the BPD.
The school district will place McKinley High School into a remote learning environment through the end of the week (2/10 - 2/11) to provide online counseling and other socioemotional supports while we continue building out a comprehensive plan to re-open the school. Grief counseling and online SEL teaching resources will be provided to all students, parents, and teachers of the BPS anticipating the trauma this incident has had on all of us. Together, we will help each other through.
This is not the first time in recent weeks that violence has taken place on campus.
Teacher Was Hospitalized After Students Fight At Buffalo High School
On January 25, a female teacher was sent to the hospital after breaking up a fight between students. According to news reports, there were multiple fights between students leading up to the incident involving the teacher. Between Monday and Tuesday of that week, there were four fights at McKinley High School in Buffalo. The cause, if any, of the fights has not been made public. The teacher has since been released. The students involved in the fights may be charged, although the charges they could receive are unclear.
Buffalo Public Schools released a statement regarding the incidents,
The District does not tolerate altercations or other acts of disruption among our students. Such incidents will be thoroughly investigated. The responsible parties will be subject to the consequences outlined in our District Code of Conduct.