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Roncalli faculty member accused of assaulting student in cafeteria

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Metro police are investigating reports of a faculty member at Roncalli High School assaulting a student on the school’s campus.

According to a police report filed with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, the assault happened around noon Friday at the Catholic high school, 3300 Prague Road on the city’s southeast side.

IMPD officer Michael Hewitt confirmed to News 8 the report was filed after a student at the school told someone a faculty member assaulted him in the cafeteria.

It is unclear at this time what led up to the incident. The name of the faculty member was not in the police report released publicly.

The school of 1,200 students receives financial and pastoral support from the Archdiocese of Indianapolis. It said in a statement that the faculty member was placed on administrative leave as IMPD investigates the incident. The statement also said, “The student required no medical attention.”

Statement

“On Friday, December 6, a Roncalli High School student reported to the school’s dean of students that he was physically assaulted by a faculty member during an incident in the school cafeteria.

“The school called the student’s parents and the police, and a report was made by the school to the Indiana Department of Child Services. The police met at the school with the individuals involved. The student required no medical attention.

“Roncalli notified all school parents of the incident Friday afternoon.

“The faculty member is on administrative leave while the authorities investigate the matter. The school is cooperating with the police and DCS in their investigation.

“We ask for prayers for all involved and assure you of Roncalli’s continued commitment to student safety.”

Archdiocese of Indianapolis

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