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Director of Security for Normandy Schools is charged with misdemeanor assault

WELLSTON, MO –The Director of Security for the Normandy Schools Collaborative is charged with misdemeanor assault after police say he used a stun gun on a 14-year-old student.

Our partners at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch report, Frederick Abernathy, 63, was working security at Normandy Middle School when he confronted the student who was trying to walk out of school last month. The student attends school for half of the day.

Words were exchanged and when the student attempted to walk away, Abernathy used a stun gun on the student. A school resource officer then stepped in.

The student was taken to the hospital where they were treated and released. Abernathy was arrested.

The Normandy Schools Collaborative independently employs 15 security officers to keep the peace in its schools. These employees are not affiliated with a police department.

Abernathy has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the case.