Police: Chaperone assaults student over rap music at homecoming dance

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SPRINGDALE, Pa. - Police said a student was assaulted by a chaperone at the Springdale Junior/Senior High School homecoming dance.

According to investigators, a 43-year-old mother who volunteered to chaperone the event at the Springdale Fire Hall became outraged when too much rap music was being played at the school’s annual dance.

A student at the school told Channel 11’s Timyka Artist that the situation escalated when the mother went after the student who hired the disc jockey.

According to court documents, the girl ran “into the bathroom to get away from the situation. The suspect followed then grabbed the victim by the arm.”

After hearing from witnesses, Springdale Township Police said they determined there was enough probable cause to file simple assault charges.

A representative from the Allegheny Valley School District released a statement saying, “Officials take this situation very seriously. We will wait for the outcome of the investigation and respond in the best interest of student safety. In the meantime, the district continues to review practices for parent-sponsored and school-sponsored events.”