An investigation which included consultation with the district attorney’s office has resulted in an assault charge against a school employee.
Chief Deputy Scott Hall of the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office said investigation by Detective S.A. Bryant led to a charge of assault on a juvenile under 12 against Braxton Earl Peterson, 52, of Oak City.
The sheriff’s office received the report November 28 of last year. The complaint was on the assault of a child at Everetts Elementary School, Hall said in a statement.
Hall said before charges were filed the sheriff’s office and investigating detective consulted with the district attorney’s office.
Hall said Peterson was a school employee but not a teacher.
The report alleges the child was assaulted with an item. Hall declined comment on what the item was but said the child was not injured.
Peterson received a $5,000 bond and July 17 court date.