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Student at Ballard-Hudson Middle School hits teacher in the head with a locker padlock

Dr. Curtis Jones said of the incident, "Think before you act."/Danielle Apolinar

MACON, Ga. -- A student at Ballard-Hudson Middle School hit a teacher in the back of the head with a locker padlock.

According to Stephanie Hartley, with Bibb County School District Communications, the incident occurred on Wednesday, Nov. 7.

Hartley confirmed that an ambulance was called at approximately 4:12 p.m. after a teacher was hit in the head with a locker padlock in the 7th grade hallway, and said that the teacher was alert after the incident.

Superintendent Curtis Jones said that from his understanding, this incident was unintentional. He said that student was with a group of friends who decided to hurl the locker padlock into the air and were unsure of where it would come down.

Jones said that the teacher is doing well and is expected to be back at work soon.

The Superintendent also emphasized that students need to be responsible for their actions. He said that even though there wasn't an intention to hurt someone, there will be consequences if someone is harmed and that this matter will be treated like any other situation with the punishment being fair and appropriate.

Jones said, "Don't do anything that will get you in trouble and think before you act."

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