By Jimmie Ferguson

Killeen Daily Herald

Security was heightened Monday at Ellison High School following an incident, in which a Killeen Independent School District police officer was stabbed in the leg while breaking up a fight between two students.

The incident occurred around 4:20 p.m. Friday in the bus loop behind the school, where the students were arguing about a personal matter, and the disagreement turned physical, wrote Marvin Rainwater, EHS principal, in the letters sent home to parents with students Monday.

In part, the letter stated, "School has been very quiet today. We do not have any information or reason to believe that further incidents will occur."

As a precaution, "we have additional police officers on campus. Also, all teachers have been directed to remain visible in the hallways and share any concerns immediately with administration.

"For your child's safety, we ask that you advise them to move away from any disruptive situations. When students crowd around a fight, they risk their safety and make it difficult for administrators to swiftly intervene. Please advise your child to inform an administrator if he/she has any information about students who may be involved in any potentially serious situation."

The injured police officer was home Monday recuperating, after he was discharged Saturday afternoon from Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center on Fort Hood, said Bob Massey, the KISD spokesman.

The 15-year-old student accused in the stabbing was transported Friday to Bell County Juvenile Detention Center in Killeen, where juveniles usually stay for 10 days before seeing the judge for appropriate disciplinary action.

The investigation of the case continues, Massey said.

Contact Jimmie Ferguson at jfer

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