Relative of Summit Middle School Student Detained After Allegedly Assaulting a Staff Member

KOKH - August 23, 2023 10:17 am

A relative of a student at Summit Middle School was detained Wednesday after allegedly assaulting a staff member.

According to a letter from Summit Middle School principal Michael DeForest, a relative of a student went into the school around 8:25 a.m. and showed signs of distress and threatening behavior.

DeForest said the person assaulted a staff member and had to be detained by police.

According to DeForest, the person also made claims about the safety of the school campus.

The safety of students was never in question, DeForest added.

“Together with our partnership with the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office and the Oklahoma City Police Department, the individual was detained,” DeForest wrote in a letter. “I am extremely pleased at the quick thinking and thorough action of the Summit staff members who assessed the situation rapidly and effectively in order to protect the integrity of the learning environment. We want to assure you that the safety of your children is our top priority.”

The name of the individual detained has not yet been released.


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