Sedalia Police were dispatched on March 20 to Smith-Cotton Jr. High School in reference to a student that allegedly assaulted a staff member.

According to a police report, school staff and security detained the juvenile near the Katy Trail Overpass. Police were told that the student took off running after the assault and was in the process of jumping off the bridge. A staff member was able to pull the juvenile from the bridge.

The juvenile was taken to Bothwell Regional Health Center by the Pettis County Ambulance District for evaluation.