The Wilson Times

Saturday, November 03, 2012 1:07 AM

Food fight breaks out at middle school
Toisnot holding parent meeting next week

By Stephanie Creech | Times Managing Editor

An altercation between three students at Toisnot Middle School Friday escalated into a brief food fight.

The incident happened in the cafeteria during the lunch period for eighth-grade students.

Toisnot Middle Principal Mike Kennedy issued a statement to parents Friday about what happened and alerted parents to a special meeting scheduled to be held at the school Wednesday night.

The meeting will start at 7 p.m. in Toisnot’s auditorium.

"At this meeting, we will address the issues surrounding this event and parents will be given (the) opportunity to participate in focus groups to gain valuable parent feedback,” Kennedy said.

More details about the meeting, which is being promoted as a parent awareness meeting, are expected to be released early next week.

Law enforcement officers were called to the school to help deal with the incident, according to Kennedy. No information about what initially led up to the altercation was released by Wilson County Schools. Names and ages of the students involved were also not released by the district.

"I want to assure every parent and student that this situation is being dealt with expediently and appropriately,” Kennedy said. "Due to the quick actions of the staff at Toisnot today, the situation was handled with the least amount of disruption to our educational environment.

"Plans are being put in place to employ all of our resources to avoid future incidents and to teach our students how to best handle such situations.”

Kennedy reached out to parents on Friday using the school district’s automated telephone system.

Any parents with questions or concerns can contact Kennedy at 399-7973. | 265-7822

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