Salem elementary school janitor assaulted

Police are investigating the assault of a Chavez Elementary School janitor who was attacked while taking a break from work Thursday night.

He was assaulted by multiple people in the school parking lot at 2400 Walker Rd NE around 9:25 p.m., according to Lt. Dave Okada of Salem Police Department.

Okada said the janitor sustained cuts and bruises, but he declined medical treatment.

Friday afternoon, Okada said there have been no arrests or charges related to the assault. Salem Police is investigating the incident.

Chavez Elementary School Principal Olga Cobb informed the school community about the incident Friday in a statement sent home to families.

"We take the safety of our students and staff very seriously, and we’re working with law enforcement to apprehend the perpetrators," Cobb said.

She said, while the incident took place outside of school hours, school staff will review campus safety procedures.

Email Lauren Hernandez at lehernande@statesmanjournal.com, call 503-399-6743 or follow on Twitter @LaurenPorFavor

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