Feb 12, 2020 2:41 PM

District says student struck Lincoln High School staffer

Posted Feb 12, 2020 2:41 PM

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - A Lincoln High School student and a staff member were treated at a hospital after the student struck the staffer, district officials said.

Administrators said the 17-year-old and the supervisor of in-school suspension were walking down a hall Tuesday when the student hit the staffer. Other staffers rushed to break up the melee, and the staffer and student fell to the floor, hitting their heads.

District spokeswoman Mindy Burbach said the two had been talking as they walked down the hall but were not arguing.

The names of those involved have not been released. Police are investigating the incident.

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House votes to legalize industrial hemp in South Dakota

The South Dakota House has passed a proposal to legalize and regulate the growth, processing and transportation of industrial hemp in the state.

Legislators didn't even debate the bill as it passed with a two-thirds majority.

It will next be considered by the Senate.

If that body also passes it and Gov. Kristi Noem signs it into law, it could go into effect immediately.

Funding could be a sticking point.

Noem's office estimates it would cost about $3.5 million to get the program up and running.

She wants legislators to figure out how to make room in the budget for it.