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Man punches elementary student in stomach, runs away
NEWTON - Law enforcement officers are searching for a man who punched an elementary school student in the stomach in Newton and ran away.
According to a news release from Michelle Barrow, the Newton ISD superintendent, a Newton Elementary student was in the hall between classes on Thursday. He was persuaded to open a locked exterior door by an adult male. When he opened the door, the adult male punched him in the stomach area and then ran away from the campus.
The student wasn't hurt. Law enforcement is investigating. Students and staff are safe and secure. School is continuing. In order to maintain security of the campus, no visitors will be allowed on campus today.