Wednesday, April 13, 2011

State Rep. Dewayne Bunch critically injured trying to break up fight at school

This from the Herald-Leader:
Whitley County High School teacher and state Rep. Dewayne Bunch was critically injured Tuesday when he was knocked unconscious after trying to break up a fight between two students in the school cafeteria, authorities said.

Bunch was knocked down by a punch that appeared to be aimed at another student, Whitley County Sheriff Colan Harrell said. Bunch, 49, hit his head on a tile floor, the sheriff said.

"He ran over there very quickly and ran right into the punch," Harrell said. "When his head hit the floor, he sustained more injury."

Bunch was in "extremely critical" condition at Baptist Regional Medical Center in Corbin before being taken to University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center in Lexington. A UK spokeswoman said Bunch's family had asked that no information be released about his condition...

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