Vernal PD: Student arrested after alleged assault of Uintah School District aide

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VERNAL, Utah, Nov. 20, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — A student was arrested Tuesday after the alleged assault of an aide with the Uintah School District’s Community Employment and Placement Program, officials said. 

“The assault was immediately reported to law enforcement and the student, who is 18, was taken into custody by Vernal police,” said a statement from the Uintah School District. 

The aide was taken to Ashley Regional Medical Center in Vernal for treatment; she has now been released from the hospital.

The placement program, known locally as the “Can Do Crew,” provides employment training and job opportunities for individuals with disabilities who are 18 to 22 years old. T

he program’s office is in the vicinity of Uintah Middle School in Vernal. 

The school district is cooperating with Vernal police, the statement said. 

The student has not been identified by officials.


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