ETHS teacher injured in fight between students

Updated at 4:30 p.m.

Evanston Township High School reported that a teacher was injured at the school at about 1 p.m. Tuesday while trying to break up a fight between two students.

Evanston police were called to the scene, but no charges were filed.

A police spokesman said the teacher was a 45-year-old male who was pushed to the floor during the encounter with two male students. The teacher suffered minor injuries and was treated on the scene by school medical personnel, according to police.

The students involved were removed from the school following the incident and will be subject to disciplinary actions “as warranted by district policies,” according to a notice on the school's website.

A school spokesman declined to identify the teacher in order to protect his confidentiality.


Charles Bartling

A resident of Evanston since 1975, Chuck Bartling holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and has extensive experience as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers, radio stations and business-oriented magazines.

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