Portsmouth School Committee to discuss security after assault on teacher
PORTSMOUTH, R.I. (WJAR) —
Security at Portsmouth public schools is on the agenda Tuesday night at a School Committee meeting.
Investigators said Marcus Schlip punched and kicked a teacher who tried to stop him from getting into the high school gymnasium two weeks ago.
Schlip was arrested in the main office. Police said they found a knife in his backpack.
Schlip was ordered to undergo a mental health evaluation.
A police detail was added to the school in addition to the school resource officer, and the school began the process of installing a new buzzer-lock system on doors with cameras.
School Committee members are scheduled to talk about security during a closed-door executive session and then they'll listen to public comments.
The meeting is scheduled for 6:15 p.m. at Portsmouth Town Hall.