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Parent accused of assaults at Hazelwood Elementary

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Lonnell Gathright (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections) Lonnell Gathright (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A JCPS school was placed on lockdown and a parent was charged with multiple counts of third degree assault after police say he became infuriated that his child was placed on a school bus.

According to an arrest report, 27-year-old Lonnell Gathright showed up at Hazelwood Elementary, near the intersection of Taylor Avenue and Bluegrass Avenue, on Tuesday afternoon to pick up his child.

Police say he became angry when he learned that his child was not at the school at all, but had been placed on a Jefferson County school bus.

The principal warned Gathright to stay out of the school building, but according to the arrest report, Gathright "pushed the principal aside and started making his way to the office."

Police say teachers and school security stepped in front of him and he started pushing them in an attempt to confront someone in the office.

As a result, the school was placed on lockdown, according to police, and children were in the hallway crying and panicking.

Gathright was eventually arrested and charged with three multiple counts of third degree assault.

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