Teacher Accused In Student Assault

Teacher Accused In Student Assault

A suspended John Marshall Middle School teacher is accused of assaulting a student. Police identified the teacher as Jason Ward. Police reported in an affidavit the school’s principal and another person saw Ward “push the victim into the wall with his forearm on the victim’s chest below the victim’s neck.” “The victim claimed he was elbow struck on his nose by Suspect Ward and had a scratch on his nose, and it was swollen,” a police sergeant wrote in a search warrant request. The sergeant sought a judge’s permission to get video surveillance of the altercation, which occurred Nov. 12 at the school, 2401 NW 115 Terrace, Oklahoma City. The district provided multiple security videos and a recording of the teacher’s interview with a district administrator. The victim and two other students were horsing around in a hallway. One of the students removed cleaner from a janitor’s cart and tossed it to the victim, who attempted to put the cleaner back on the cart when it “fell into the mop water.” “The victim’s teacher, Suspect Jason Ward, told the student to get the cleaner out of the mop water,” the sergeant wrote. “The victim refused and attempted to walk away from Suspect Ward by moving under his arm.”Ward grabbed the student’s hoodie and attempted to take the student into custody, “pushing and grabbing at him” as he followed the victim down the hallway and into a common area where the alleged assault occurred, police reported.

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