UPDATE: Police confirm incident at Mason High School

Published: Dec. 9, 2019 at 10:49 AM EST
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Police in Mason have released a statement about the incident that is under investigation at the high school.

Chief Don Hanson confirmed that an incident took place on Dec. 5 and the police were contacted around 2:45 p.m. for an alleged assault.

The assault was reported by a student against a staff member at the school district.

Hanson said that no injuries were reported and the incident happened earlier in the day at the high school on Barnes Street.

" Due to a student being involved," Hanson added, "and the matter being open, no additional details will be released at this time."

Earlier on Monday, Mason High School released a statement regarding the incident that is under investigation.

According to the press release, the incident was reported to the administration of the high school on Thursday, Dec. 5.

Mason High School said they followed procedure by contacting law enforcement and conducting interviews.

They are not saying at this time what the incident is.

“Mason Public Schools takes all concerns seriously,” says Ronald Drzewicki, Superintendent. “Once we have a complete understanding of the situation, we will take appropriate action, as needed. We are committed to providing a positive learning environment for our students.”

Drzewicki added that the incident did not affect the safety of the students or staff, but because the matter appeared on social media, they wanted to provide some information.

"Federal law prohibits us from discussing student-specific information with anyone other than law enforcement or legal counsel."

He said questions can be directed to him about the incident, however federal privacy laws will limit what he can share.

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