WORCESTER, MASS. (WHDH) - A student at a special education school in Worcester is facing criminal charges after police say she attacked a staff member.

Worcester police were called to the Central Massachusetts Collaborative on Wednesday morning after receiving reports of a 16-year-old girl who came in upset and got physically aggressive with a staffer, according to the chairperson of the school’s board of directors.

The victim was treated on the scene by EMS and the chairperson says she was taken to a hospital for an evaluation.

Police say the 16-year-old used her foot in the attack. She was arrested on charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and malicious destruction of property.

The Central Massachusetts Collaborative is a school that provides educational, clinical and therapeutic services to students from Worcester, Webster and Oxford.

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