Veteran police officer charged with assaulting student

Ponca City Now - October 29, 2015 8:47 am

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – A 25-year veteran of the Oklahoma City Police Department has been charged with misdemeanor assault and battery after police say he struck a student with his hand during an altercation at a local high school.

Master Sergeant Thomas Jaha was charged Wednesday in Oklahoma County District Court.

Police say the charge stems from an Oct. 9 incident with a 16-year-old student at U.S. Grant High School, where Jaha was working as a school resource officer.

Police say Jaha confronted the student who was in the hallway without a pass when the student "took an aggressive stance" toward Jaha, who struck the student with his hand.


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