By ZEINAB NAJM
DEARBORN — A parent and a Dearborn High School student were injured — not seriously — following a disagreement in the school parking lot May 16.
DHS Principal Adam Martin said the “unfortunate situation” took place after dismissal between a parent who was picking up his child and two students leaving school.
As a result, the school needed assistance from police and emergency responders, Martin wrote in a post on the DHS website.
“Fortunately, two police officers who were helping with traffic control during dismissal were able to quickly assist and de-escalate the conflict,” he said. “During the conflict, the father and one of the students were injured but none of them seriously.”
The traffic concerns at DHS have been identified and will be addressed with a reconfiguration as announced by the Dearborn Public Schools Board of Education during a meeting last month.
According to the plans, the parking lot will have three lanes, two for cars and one for a bus with a scheduled completion by the fall.
“I’m glad to share news that the district has been working with city and county officials to possibly make changes along Outer Drive that will enhance the safety around our school,” Martin wrote. “In addition, work will begin this summer on school property that will help with the flow of traffic in our parking lot and hopefully prevent any future accidents or disagreements.”
(Zeinab Najm can be reached at [email protected])