Teachers sent home following verbal altercation at SC middle school

SUMTER, S.C. (WCBD) — A school resource officer had to intervene on Monday after two teachers got into a heated argument at a Sumter middle school.

The principal and assistant principal at Chestnut Oaks Middle School joined the school resource officer in speaking with the educators involved.

Other witnesses said the incident began after there was a discussion about whether or not to hold a hall meeting since the person normally in charge was not there.

The ensuing argument became heated between two of the teachers and other teachers intervened until the principal and school resource officer arrived.

When the resource officer reached the scene, witnesses pointed out the teachers involved. One teacher was talking on her cell phone and appeared to be visibly upset, according to the report. The teacher told the school resource officer that she was calling her daughter in reference to the altercation. The teacher later told the resource officer she called both her daughter and her husband in an effort to calm down quickly.

After talking with both teachers, both were sent home by school officials.

No charges have been filed against either teacher.

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