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Parent arrested after entering school cafeteria to eat lunch with son

CAL Charter School 40B Trojan Way, Coal Center, PA, United States, Pennsylvania COAL CENTER, Pa. (KDKA) -- A parent-teacher conference in the California Area School District ended with officials escorting the parent out of the building and placing them in handcuffs after they allegedly went to the cafeteria to try to eat lunch with their son. In a letter to the community, California Area School District Superintendent Laura Jacob said the incident started when the parent of a charter school student came to the building at 10:45 a.m. on Wednesday for a scheduled parent-teacher conference. But the district said the parent "blatantly" disregarded all directives to the parent-teacher conference room and instead decided to walk to the cafeteria "to have lunch" with their son. The letter said the parent continued to challenge officials' directives and was ultimately arrested. "Further directives from the school principal and school police officer were challenged and the parent was escorted out of the building, handcuffed and arrested with additional police support," Jacob's letter said.

A Pennsylvania parent was arrested Wednesday for entering a school cafeteria “to have lunch” with their son.

The incident happened in Washington County, outside Pittsburgh, at 10:45 a.m. after the unidentified parent came to a charter school for a parent-teacher conference, according to a letter from California Area School District Superintendent Laura Jacob.

The parent “blatantly disregarded all directives” to go to the conference room, instead heading to the cafeteria to “have lunch with their son,” Jacob wrote.

After the parent challenged “further directives” from school staff and police, they were “escorted out of the building, handcuffed and arrested.”

A “no trespass” order was set to be issued against the suspect, according to the letter.

“If a parent or any other individual disregards these protocols by accessing the building unattended, it is a breach of school security, leading to arrest and legal action under trespassing laws and school safety policies,” Jacob said.

California Borough police declined to provide additional information about the arrest to The Post.

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