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Father arrested for breaking into daughter's school, attacking teachers

A Philadelphia man has been arrested and charged for an alleged attack on students, school officials and school security at J. Cooke Elementary School that occurred on Tuesday, March 25, police said.

Husband and wife Richard Jordan, 44, and Marion Oliver, 42, and their 14-year-old daughter are all charged with assault for allegedly breaking into J. Cooke Elementary School and attacking teachers and students. Credit: PPD Husband and wife Richard Jordan, 44, and Marion Oliver, 42, and their 14-year-old daughter are all charged with assault for allegedly breaking into J. Cooke Elementary School and attacking teachers and students. Credit: PPD

A Philadelphia man has been arrested and charged for an alleged attack on students, school officials and school security at J. Cooke Elementary School that occurred on Tuesday, March 25, police said.

Richard Jordan, 44, of the 1500 block of Unity Street, was arrested today and charged with simple assault and recklessly endangering another person for the incident.

His wife, Marion Oliver, 42, of the 4800 block of North 16th Street, was arrested on Friday and also charged with simple assault.

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Their daughter, a 14-year-old student at the school, located on the 1300 block of West Louden Street, is also charged with simple assault.

According to police, on March 25 at about 2:30 p.m., police responded to the school to assist school police.

School police officers reported that the parents of a student who attended the school entered the building, along with several other, unnamed family members, and assaulted students and school officials.

Victims were reportedly punched in the face and pushed into lockers.

One victim sustained a concussion.

The suspects fled the school before police arrived.

 
 
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