One student and four adults, including two Boston police officers, were taken to area hospitals after police responded to a fight on a Boston Public Schools bus carrying students in Jamaica Plain Friday morning, officials said.
The fight broke out on the bus in the area of 245 Centre St. and police were notified about 8 a.m., according to Sergeant Detective John Boyle, department spokesman.
The school bus was taking McKinley School students to a summer learning program at Orchard Gardens School in Roxbury according to a Boston Public Schools statement.
The McKinley Schools are four schools in one that provides special education for students in kindergarten through 12th grade with a focus on emotional, behavioral, and learning needs, according to the Boston Public Schools website.
The fight was between three students, the statement said. One student was transported to a Boston hospital for further evaluation and was accompanied by a parent who arrived at the scene, the school system said.
The two officers along with the bus driver and a bus monitor were also taken to unidentified Boston hospitals for further evaluation, the statement said.
After the fight broke out, the bus driver pulled over and notified BPS Transportation, the statement said. The police were called and Boston EMS also responded.
The other students on the bus were evaluated by EMS and were taken to school on a new bus, the statement said. Students from the third to eighth grade were on board, according to the BPS.
The school department said it has been in contact with the families of all the students on the bus.
“Violence of any kind is not tolerated in the Boston Public Schools,” the school district’s statement said. “Our buses are an extension of our classrooms.”
“The situation will be fully evaluated, appropriate support will be provided, and any disciplinary actions will be taken in accordance with the BPS Code of Conduct,” the statement said.
The age and gender of the injured student was not disclosed by the school department.