Frederick Police were called to Monocacy Middle School Monday after a student was assaulted.

School spokesman Michael Doerrer said four students were involved in the incident, but could not provide any other details other than it went beyond a “minor altercation.”

One student was transported to the hospital to be examined, Doerrer said. He was unsure if that student was injured. 

“It's that time of the year. You see at the end of the year that it brings out extra energy in our students,” he said.

Monocacy Middle principal Brian Vasquenza sent out an email via the Frederick County Public School communication system Monday afternoon explaining that teachers and staff quickly restored order in the hallway where the student was assaulted.

“This type of behavior will not be tolerated at Monocacy Middle School. We have set our goals to improve academic achievement,” Vasquenza wrote in the email. “In order to do so, we must maintain a positive learning environment. This event compromised safety, school operations, and impeded the journey to reach our goal. Physical aggression does not have a place in our school.”

Lt. Clark Pennington, spokesman for Frederick Police, declined to comment, citing an open investigation of the incident and the age of the students involved.

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I have a nephew at that school ,as stated fighting will not be toralance in any Maryland Schools. Especially when you get to the point of sending a person to the hospital.
Kids wake-up this is your life


What is the US. coming to, when a fight from middle school, makes the news paper? Sounds likes a group of adult wimps. Or very slow news cycle. Just saying [crying]


This time of year brings out extra energy in the students? THAT'S an excuse?


Probably a reason. How could you possibly keep a fight from starting? Sounds like they got it under control pretty quick.


Ha, Ha...that's what I was thinking, too.


Yeah, probably a poor choice of words, especially considering the seriousness of the incident- kid assaulted and goes to the hospital.


"Boys will be boys" attitude is a little over the top here, especially if a student was worked over by several students. The principal is a fine family man so I am confident they will get to the bottom of it.

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