Two Students Allegedly Assaulted At Wayne Valley High School
Police say they have not been asked to get involved. School and their public relations firm decline comment.
Two alleged incidents of assault involving juveniles occurred at Wayne Valley High School recently, police said Wednesday.
Detective Capt. James Clarke said the police department has not been asked to get involved and that school officials are handling the situations.
He said he did not know when the incidents allegedly occurred.
“Police have not been approached by any of the victims or their families to get involved in the matter,” Clarke said.
Clarke said that the father of one of the victims visited police and inquired about what his options were with regards to filing a complaint. Clarke did not say when that individual visited police and that, to his knowledge, the father has not been back since that visit.
Clarke said that as far as he knows, no other parents have visited the police to inquire about filing a complaint.
"As a matter of policy, we cannot comment on the matter," said Kurt Praschak, vice president for public relations for the Success Communications Group, the public relations firm that represents the Wayne Public School District.
When Patch sought comment from Superintendent Ray Gonzalez on Wednesday, the firm responded by emailing the following statement, attributed to Gonzalez.
“With the school year concluding, I believe it’s appropriate to reaffirm Wayne Public Schools’ strong commitment to all student-related codes of conduct, including the revised athletic code of conduct introduced in March.
“In order to ensure that our students feel safe and secure in our schools at all time, we will adhere to the specific dictates of these codes and apply discipline as prescribed whenever necessary with complete impartiality.”