The parent of a Sisters Middle School (SMS) student was cited by law enforcement after an incident in which he allegedly chased students he believed were bullying his son at the school on Tuesday afternoon, October 2.
The student was reportedly part of the football program at SMS, which is administered through Sisters Park & Recreation District. A football practice was about to get underway after school.
"It looked like he tried to take it into his own hands and come into the school and accost some of the football players that he felt were bullying his son," Schools Superintendent Curt Scholl told The Nugget.
Scholl reported that SMS Principal Alison Baglien, who happened to be in the building after school hours, got the man to leave the building.
The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office reported that the parent was contacted by deputies and a state police trooper and cited on misdemeanor charges of menacing and harassment. He was also trespassed from school grounds, meaning that he would be subject to arrest if he returns to the school.
Scholl said the incident left "some scared kids and some upset parents as well."