• Police: Students call 911 after witnessing alleged domestic assault outside Union High School

    By: Rick Maranon


    Story Highlights

    • Tulsa police said students at Union High School called them Monday to report a fight in the school parking lot.
    • A man was allegedly fighting his girlfriend, a student at the school.
    • The man was arrested on multiple counts.

    TULSA, Okla. - Tulsa police arrested one man after students at Union High School called them Monday while eating lunch.

    Officer Jeanne Pierce said the students called 911 to report a man and a woman were fighting in the school's parking lot.

    Pierce said police determined the woman students saw being attacked was a fellow student who was arguing with her 21-year-old boyfriend, Austawn Alfred.

    The teenage girl was trying to get away from Alfred, but Pierce said he had thrown her cellphone across the parking lot and then attempted to drag her into the car he was driving.

    Police later tracked down Alfred and arrested him Monday evening.

    Pierce said because the age of consent is 16 in Oklahoma, it was legal for Alfred to have a relationship with the student, but he still faces domestic assault and battery, kidnapping and larceny from a person charges.

    FOX23 contacted Union Public Schools and received this statement on the situation:

    “There was an incident in the parking lot at Union High School yesterday involving a female student and an acquaintance. The police were called immediately, and we worked closely with them to resolve the situation.  We can’t share the specifics due to confidentiality concerns, but the parents of the girl were notified.  No other students were ever in harm’s way," stated Union spokesman Chris Payne.

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