BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - The principal of P.S. 44 in Buffalo had to be taken to the hospital after trying to break up a fight on Thursday.
A spokesman for the Buffalo Public Schools tells News 4 three girls were fighting around 10 a.m. at Alternative High School on Broadway. The principal suffered an arm/shoulder injury.
Phil Rumore, president of the teacher's union, said, "Students that have problems, we have to have school counselors, school psychologists, we have to work with the kids that have these problems and stop them before they happen. The way to prevent it from happening is to find out the students that are volatile beforehand."
Buffalo Police were called to the scene and officers arrested the three students. All three have also been suspended.
"If there's an act of violence, whether it's a student against a student or whether it's a student against an adult, they have to be prosecuted [to] the fullest extent of the law so that the message goes out to everyone else you're not going to get away with this," Rumore said.
The principal was treated and released from Sisters Hospital.
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