Possible assault at Truckee Elementary | SierraSun.com

Possible assault at Truckee Elementary

Truckee Police announced Friday they are investigating the apparent assault of a Truckee Elementary School student on the school grounds during the school day Wednesday.

Neither police nor school officials would release details of the incident on Friday.

Parents reported receiving an automated call from school officials Thursday evening that disclosed an assault might have occurred on campus, but did not describe the circumstances.

“We felt it prudent to notify parents and staff,” said Earl Wammack, the district’s assistant superintendent of business services.

It was unclear Friday whether the incident was between students, although a police spokesman said investigators have no reason to believe a “stranger assault” occurred.

In a news release Friday, Truckee Police Lt. Harwood Mitchell said personnel at Tahoe Forest Hospital contacted police Wednesday about a possible assault.

“A young female had been brought in with injuries doctors felt suspicious,” the release stated.

At this time, investigators believe the assault occurred while the girl was in school.

“We are fully cooperating with the Truckee Police Department and hope to get it figured out as soon as possible,” Truckee Elementary Principal Cathy Valle said Friday in a phone message.

Valle and Lt. Mitchell would not offer further comment.

According to the police news release, police investigators are working with Nevada County and Washoe County district attorneys, medical experts, victim witnesses and Truckee Elementary School to identify more clues in the case.

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