Student assaulted at Willard Middle School; investigation underground

A student at Willard Middle School was injured in an assault that occurred in the building midday Tuesday.

The district described the incident as an assault in an email Tuesday evening but did not provide any details.

In the message sent to all Willard parents and employees, the district said it’s working with law enforcement to investigate the incident and will “take appropriate disciplinary action.”

The message stated: “As we are not legally allowed to go into extensive details, we ask for your patience in this matter.”

Dan Ortega, director of communications for the district, confirmed the incident involved two male students.

It was not immediately clear how many students witnessed the assault or its aftermath.

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