At some point, the victim, who is in her late 50s and reportedly has a
coronary stent from a previous heart procedure, "backed away and went
down to the ground on her own," Redman said.
Medics responded and transported the teacher by ambulance to Saint
Joseph Regional Medical Center.
The matter is under investigation by Penn-Harris-Madison School Corp.
officials and is also expected to be turned over to county juvenile
authorities, Redman said.
It's the third time this month in which a St. Joseph County teacher
was injured trying to break up a fight -- and the second incident to
mar Grissom in as many weeks.
Police were called to Muessel Elementary School in South Bend Tuesday
morning after a teacher was hit twice in the arm by a 9-year-old
student while trying to intercede in an altercation.
On Feb. 6, a 55-year-old teacher at Mishawaka's John Young Middle
School tried to break up a fight between two 14-year-old girls when
she was struck in the face.
Penn-Harris-Madison School Corp. officials continue to probe a
12-year-old sixth-grader who allegedly brought a replica World War II
grenade to Grissom Feb. 9.
Staff writer Jeff Harrell: