UPDATE: Parent, child in custody after student critically injured

4 months 4 weeks 2 days ago Wednesday, September 20 2017 Sep 20, 2017 Wednesday, September 20, 2017 10:21:00 AM CDT September 20, 2017 in News
By: The Associated Press

KANSAS CITY (AP) — A father and daughter have been charged with attacking the girl's ex-boyfriend inside a Kansas City high school, leaving the 18-year-old in critical condition.

Thirty-eight-year-old Josiah Wright, of Kansas City, is charged with first-degree assault and his 17-year-old daughter, Jonay Wright, with domestic assault in the Tuesday attack in Ruskin High School in the Hickman Mills School District. The prosecutor's office didn't immediately respond to a phone message asking whether they had attorneys.

District spokeswoman Ruth Terrell-Lee says the parent got a visitor badge before going with his daughter to the counselor's office, where the fight erupted. Court records say the girl and her father kicked the victim and hit him in the head. The records say the father held people back so his daughter could continue hitting her ex-boyfriend.

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Authorities say a parent and his child were taken into custody after a beating inside a high school in southern Kansas City left another student in critical condition.

The Kansas City Star reports that the parent and child got into the fight with the other student around 12:15 p.m. Tuesday in Ruskin High School in the Hickman Mills School District. No weapons were involved. Off-duty officers and school security were able to break up that fight.

The school system says the parent made a proper entrance into the school.

Family members said the victim is an 18-year-old senior. The family later released a statement asking for privacy and expressing thanks for the "thoughts, prayers and kind words." The statement also said the family is hoping for a "speedy recovery."

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