UPDATE… NFA security guard assaulted in parking lot (VIDEO)

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NFA Main Campus (file)

NEWBURGH – An incident in the parking lot of Newburgh Free Academy Main early Wednesday morning involved an assault on a security guard.

At around 7:10 a.m., a vehicle tried to enter the campus going the wrong way and when the guard stationed at the entrance attempted to redirect it, the parent driving refused to follow the directive and struck the guard with his vehicle, NFA Main Co-Principal Susan Valentino wrote in a communication to the students, families, faculty and staff.

She said at the same time, the student got out of the car and engaged in an altercation with a security guard who was responding to assist.

Several school district security personnel subdued the individuals and the Orange County deputy sheriff assigned to the school detained the parent, the principal said.

Newburgh City Police later placed the parent under arrest.

Valentino said both guards were assessed by school nurses and later went to the hospital out of an abundance of caution.

“This behavior is not welcome and will not be tolerated,” Valentino wrote. “We are thankful for the quick response of our security personnel, the Orange County Sheriff deputy, and the City of Newburgh Police Department. The collaborative response of our school nursing staff to assess our security monitors is also appreciated.”