Police: Teen Attacked Saucon Valley High Principal with Knives

The girl, a Hellertown resident, faces assault charges.

A 17-year-old Hellertown teen faces assault charges after police said she attacked the principal of Saucon Valley High School.

The principal shielded himself with a stool, NBC10 reported, while the teen threw knives, rolling pins, ceramic bowls and a wooden stool at him. It was unclear where in the school the incident took place, and why such a wide array of items were available to the teen.

The teen also punched and kicked the principal, The Morning Call reported.

Police declined to identify the teen, though did say that she is a Hellertown resident. She has been charged with aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, harassment, disorderly conduct, criminal mischief and other related charges, NBC10 reported.

Police did not say whether the principal was injured in the incident, which took place around 9:30 a.m. Feb. 24, The Morning Call said.

Paula March 06, 2014 at 12:44 PM
At the end of the day, I am sorry for what the principal encountered. My heart breaks for this child who may be in need of serious mental health help. I hope this never happens again. None of the staff or the kids deserve this . I do have issue with the way rules are demanded and there is no input from the people following the rules. I just feel if things were implemented differently, you would have better results (behavior wise), with the kids.
Hugh Gallagher March 06, 2014 at 02:08 PM
Trust is in short supply. Some parents don't value trust and can't possibly pass that on to their children. It is up to the parent (not teacher) to see that kids are trustworthy. If a kid is not to be trusted, it is almost impossible for a teacher to change that. Many of the kids in school with your daughters are NOT trustworthy. Thus the rules that address this.
nabob March 09, 2014 at 09:56 PM
I'm thinking SPED (special ed as we used to call them - special needs these days). Mainstreaming has its downsides as this incident illustrates.
Moe Szyslak March 10, 2014 at 09:09 PM
The only downside to mainstreaming is that it degrades and devalues the education for the other kids. And honestly, what is going to happen to the slow kids when the common core crap comes online. In the HS principles last talk on the subject, he said that every kid HAS to pass the subject tests. They HAVE to take make up tests until the kid passes. Now how is this supposed to work? You have a kid with an IQ of 75, or an emotional age of 5 trying to pass this test? Just because their mom or dad stomps their feet to get the kid some worthless IEP doesn't mean that the kid can actually pass the state mandated test. they put this kid into a normal class, and the kid disrupts it. The teachers cant discipline them, because they are "special", so the ENTIRE class has to sit and let people cater to the brat. They cant be yelled at, they cant be disciplines, and they cannot be removed from the class - so they dumb down the rest of the kids around them.
busybody March 10, 2014 at 09:27 PM
That's why parents with half a brain send their kids to private schools.


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