Authorities investigate alleged incident at Craigmont school

Authorities investigate alleged incident at Craigmont school
CRAIGMONT, ID - School officials and local law enforcement are investigating an incident at the Highland School in Craigmont, Idaho following parental claims that a man physically attacked students in a classroom on Monday.

KLEW News was contacted about the alleged incident. A person with knowledge of the situation told us that a man went into the school, grabbed a male student and slapped him. A parent of a student at the Highland School also told us that it went much further than just a slap. The school district and Lewis County Sheriff's office have not confirmed the information we were given regarding the details of the incident, however a press release from Lewis County indicates that an investigation has taken place regarding the incident and an individual is in custody on an unrelated matter.

We also received a statement from Highland Joint School District Superintendent Cindy Orr, who confirmed that the man in question checked in with the office when he came onto the school campus.

Orr said via her statement, "The investigation is ongoing and we are working hand in hand with Lewis County Sheriff's Department and Lewis County Prosecutor's Department. We are relieved he is in custody. When charges are filed, there will be a press release from the Lewis County Sheriff's Department. We are back to being in a safe environment. We take safety seriously and care about our students and staff members."