Western Alamance High School student scraped by chicken wire during fight; deputies debunk rumor of ‘stabbing’

Piedmont Triad News

ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) — A student at Western Alamance High School got hurt during a fight when he fell into chicken wire that was being used in construction at the school, according to Alamance County Sheriff’s Office.

The sheriff’s office described the injuries as “abrasions” and clarified that this incident was a fight but there was no stabbing as some rumors seemed to suggest.

At 11:14 a.m. Friday, Principal Matthew Haley sent an email to parents about a campus safety announcement.

The email describes the alleged situation as an “isolated incident apparently involving an altercation between 2 students.”

“Rumors are not correct but the school has law enforcement on campus to assist in investigating,” said Alamance-Burlington School System Public Information Officer Jenny Faulkner. 

See the full message to the Western Alamance High School community:

Western families, I wanted to let you know that there are apparently a lot of rumors flying around about some sort of incident on our campus this morning. We are currently investigating an isolated incident apparently involving an altercation between 2 students.

Our campus is quiet and classes are continuing as usual but we do have law inforcement on campus assisting us with the investigation to determine what has occurred but I wanted to reassure you that our campus is quiet, safe and operating as normal.

Thank you for your continued support for the school.

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