Another adult staffer was removed from Lincoln Park High School this week because of an “altercation with a student,” school leadership told families Thursday night after a week of calm had followed a chaotic stretch of one scandal after another at the school.
In a letter sent home to parents, Jerryelyn Jones, one of the administrators temporarily put in charge after the school’s principal and assistant principal were fired, said “a staff member 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. “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.”
A CPS spokeswoman declined to answer questions about the incident, including what role the adult served at Lincoln Park and what they were accused of doing.
Lincoln Park has gone through a turbulent couple of months as four investigations at the school led to its top two administrators being fired, three boys basketball coaches suspended or removed, the girls basketball coach removed and the boys basketball season suspended. The temporary administrator put in the school alongside Jones after those firings took place was also removed within two days after she allegedly grabbed a student by the face, which was caught on video.
The school community also has grappled with an alleged sexual assault that happened inside a classroom after school last month, an incident which is the subject of a lawsuit filed against the district.