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Two prison staffers assaulted in separate incidents over the weekend

Posted: 1:07 PM, Nov 20, 2017
Updated: 2017-11-20 19:07:12Z

Two staff members at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution were injured in incidents with inmates over the weekend. 

On Friday, a staff member was cut on the nose while responding to five inmates who had started small fires in their cells. 

On Sunday, a staffer was received stitches on their hand after they were cut by an inmate who used a homemade weapon.

“Safety is our number one priority and search teams have been deployed at TSCI to locate and identify the source of the weapons,” Nebraska Corrections Director Scott R. Frakes said.