ROYAL PALM BEACH, Fla. - UPDATE: The Palm Beach County School District has identified the injured assistant principal as Lisa Jones and says that she has been released from the hospital.
A female assistant principal at Royal Palm Beach High School suffered a cut on the wrist Thursday morning while trying to break up a fight off campus.
Palm Beach County Fire Rescue responded to the scene, located at Wildcat Way and Bob White Road, at about 7:10 a.m., according Cpt. Albert Borroto.
The assistant principal was patrolling outside on a golf cart when she saw a group of students fighting.
The woman was initially transported to Wellington Regional Medical Center for treatment. She was later taken to St. Mary's Medical Center to be seen by a specialist.
Deputies say it appears the assistant principal was cut with what they believe to be a knife. The sheriff's office now says witnesses told investigators that it was not a student at the school who was responsible.
"It was cut pretty good. I heard her crying and heard her say it was probably worse than her labor so she had to be cut pretty good,” said Mickey Giordano who lives nearby.
Deputies say they are still looking for the knife and the person who was holding it. They detained and questioned several teenagers at a park across the street.
The assistant principal’s name has not been released.