GURNEE, Ill.  — An investigation is underway in Gurnee after a teacher suffered a leg injury while breaking up a fight between two middle school students.

The incident occurred just after 11 a.m. Tuesday at Woodland Middle School.

According to police, two 7th graders had a physical altercation and the teacher tried to intervene.

“During the scuffle, one of the involved students assaulted the teacher, who sustained a leg injury,” police said. According to a witness, the teacher suffered a broken leg and ankle.

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The teacher was transported to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville for medical aid.

One student in the fight sustained minor injuries and was treated at the school.