A Lincoln High School staff member and student were taken to a local hospital Monday after an altercation.

According to a letter from school officials, the student struck the staff member, and the staff member attempted to restrain the student.

Other staff responded to assist, and the school contacted Lincoln police.

Both the student and staff member fell to the floor, struck their heads and required medical attention.

The 17-year-old student and the staff member, the supervisor of in-school suspension, were walking down the hall at the high school talking when the incident occurred.

Nancy Gaarder helps cover public safety and weather events as an editor on The World-Herald's breaking news desk. Follow her on Twitter @gaarder. Phone: 402-444-1102.

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