On Thursday, November 30, 2023, at approximately 1:12 p.m., police responded to the Great Mills High School for a large physical disturbance. 911 callers reported 20 to 30 students were actively fighting. An ambulance was requested to standby nearby, however, they were cancelled prior to their arrival. Principle BeeJay Dothard released the following letter. “I hope this letter finds you well. I wanted to take a moment to address an incident that occurred today at our school during the transition from lunch to 7th period. I want to assure you that no student was seriously injured during the altercations that took place. The safety and well-being of our students is our top priority, and we will not tolerate any behavior that puts them at risk. After lunch, several altercations happened in different areas of the building and due to the locations this spread staffing very thin making it difficult to know who all were involved. Unfortunately, these altercations caused a major disruption to the school resulting in students being unable to reach their 7th period class. In order to ensure the safety of all students, we made the decision to request additional police assistance. This was done to provide a […]
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