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Fourth Incident Reported at County Special Education School

In latest case, an 11-year-old boy is accused of punching, biting woman, three young males at Lehigh Learning & Achievement School, state police say.


State police are reporting a fourth incident in the last week at a Lehigh County special education school involving students suspected of biting and hitting others or damaging property.

The new report says an 11-year-old male from Allentown is suspected of punching or biting four people Monday -- a 58-year-old woman from Laurys Station and three young males, ages 9, 11 and 14.

The incident was at the Lehigh Learning & Achievement School, 2936 Corporate Court, Lowhill Township. The school is operated by the Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit.

Monday's incident occurred between 1pm and 1:25pm when the 11-year-old allegedly punched the 9-year-old four to five times in the head and on the torso, a state police fax said.

The 11-year-old then allegedly spit on the 14-year-old, then punched the other 11-year-old four to five times in the head and on the torso.

The Laurys Station woman tried to separate the two 11-year-olds, but the suspected aggressor bit her in the left hand, the fax said.

The suspected aggressor was placed under arrest and released to a juvenile detention center in Allentown. The fax said charges would be filed with the office of District Judge Michael Faulkner of Upper Macungie.

A Patch posting Wednesday reported three other recent incidents at the school:

A 14-year-old girl is suspected of punching and biting teachers Friday (Jan. 10). On Tuesday, an 11-year-old male is suspected of biting a teacher trying to restrain him. Also Tuesday, Dillon Kyle Milburn, 19, was accused of throwing hot soup on a staff member's belongings.

Court records show Milburn was charged with purchasing alcoholic beverages by a minor. They also showed he recently pleaded guilty to a charge of conspiracy to commit robbery in an Allentown case.






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