Braggs Public Schools teacher allegedly assaults student, police investigate

MUSKOGEE COUNTY, Okla. — UPDATE, 10/13/21, 12:00 p.m.: Braggs Public Schools Superintendent John Pinkston has released a statement:

“We take the safety of our students as one of our top priorities. Because of this the school was troubled when it heard the allegation that a staff member put their hands around a student’s neck. The school district is currently investigating this matter and cooperating with police. Once the investigation is complete the district will take appropriate action based on the results of the investigation. The district can’t comment further because this is a confidential personnel matter.”

The Muskogee County Sheriff’s Office was sent to Braggs Public Schools last week to investigate an incident between a teacher and a student.

According to a release, it happened on Wednesday, Oct. 6.

Witnesses say a teacher grabbed a 12-year-old boy by the neck. The child did not need medical attention and the Department of Human Services was contacted.

The Sheriff Office’s report was sent to the Muskogee County District Attorney’s Office to review for potential charges.

This is a developing story.