UPDATE: Police Investigating Assault, Altercation Inside Thomas Stone High School That Resulted in Teacher Being Flown to Trauma Center

June 8, 2022

UPDATE 6/8/2022: On June 7, 2022, at 1:25 p.m., a school resource officer and administrators at Thomas Stone High School were notified of a student who was struck in the head by a book that was thrown by another student while inside a classroom.

A group of students arrived to confront the person who threw the book, and a dispute ensued.

During the dispute, desks and chairs were being thrown in the classroom and at students who were trying to leave the room.

A staff member who was in the room was knocked into a locker and injured.

Additional SROs and staff members intervened and stopped the altercation. The employee was flown to a hospital with injuries that did not appear to be life-threatening.

The student who was hit by the book was also transported to a hospital by ambulance with injuries that did not appear to be life-threatening.

The school resource officer is conducting an investigation, and upon completion, will review the case with the State’s Attorney’s Office regarding criminal charges.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Officer L. Payne at 301-609-3282 Ext. 0452. The investigation is ongoing.

6/7/2022: On Tuesday, June 7, 2022, at approximately 1:26 p.m., police, firefighters and emergency medical personnel responded to Thomas Stone High School located at 3785 Leonardtown Road in Waldorf, for the reported assault involving a teacher.

While responding to the school, First Responders were advised the victim is a 40-year-old female who was thrown into the lockers and lost consciousness.

Fire and rescue personnel arrived on the scene and requested a helicopter for the teachers injuries and an additional ambulance for a second patient.

Maryland State Police Helicopter Trooper 2 landed at the school and transported the teacher to an area trauma center with serious injuries. Medical personnel told flight medics the victim lost consciousness and could not remember what happened, or remember personal information.

It is unknown if any other injuries were reported.

School Resource Officers and deputies from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the assault.

Updates will be provided when they become available.