Lincoln Park High School Staffer Removed After ‘Altercation’ With Student

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Another staff member at Lincoln Park High School has been removed from the school, this time following an incident with a student. It’s the latest in a string of recent departures that has prompted multiple investigations and the suspension of the boys basketball team’s season.

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LPHS administrator Jerryelyn Jones informed the school community Thursday that a staff member who had been temporarily assigned to the school was removed after an “altercation with a student.”

“Parents of the impacted student have been notified and supports are available to the student,” Jones wrote to LPHS parents and families. “We continue to work very hard to ensure that your child has an environment where they can feel emotionally and physically safe, and we are encouraged by the positive progress we are seeing. As always, thank you for your support and partnership.”

The letter does not include any specific details about the incident.

Last month, interim principal John Thuet and assistant principal Michelle Brumfield were pulled from LPHS, while Dean John Johnson and boys basketball coach Donovan Robinson were reassigned after CPS learned of “multiple allegations of serious misconduct” involving the school’s athletics program.

Due to the severity of the alleged misconduct, CPS opted to suspend the basketball team’s season until further notice.

Students at the school have held multiple protests over the past month seeking to save the basketball team’s season and demanding answers about why Thuet and Brumfield were pulled from LPHS.

One of the administrators appointed in their stead, Judith Gibbs, promptly left the school days later and a video circulated on social media allegedly showed her attempting to grab a male student’s face inside a school hallway.

An LPHS parent has also filed a lawsuit against the Chicago Board of Education, claiming his daughter was sexually assaulted inside the school, and the district failed to protect her.

“Any student who wishes to speak to a member of the Office of Student Protections and Title IX may call 773-535-8523 or email [email protected],” Jones wrote in a letter to parents.

Contact Matt Masterson: @ByMattMasterson[email protected] | (773) 509-5431


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