OPS student cuts school staffer with a knife during altercation

(Omaha, NE) -- An Omaha Public Schools staff member is reportedly cut with a knife by a student during an altercation.

The district says the cutting happened at the OPS Secondary Success Program building, near 30th and Spaulding Monday morning. The Secondary Success Program is an alternative program for middle schoolers whose behavior isn't, "Responsive to classroom-level or school Transition Program-level intervention, a student may be referred to SSP."

Omaha Police say officers determined that two students were involved in a disturbance when the staff member intervened. Investigators say as the staff member attempted to separate the students, one of the students cut the victim with a knife.

The staffer was taken to CUMC-University Campus with a non-life threatening injury. Douglas County 911 scanner reports stated that the staffer suffered a roughly 1 inch cut to his shoulder. Officers transported the suspect to OPD Central Headquarters to be interviewed. Charges are pending.

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