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Auburn man arrested after alleged assault at Placer High School

An Auburn man was arrested Wednesday after he allegedly assaulted his stepson in the presence of police and school officials, authorities said.

The incident occurred about noon Monday at Placer High School. An Auburn police officer was called to assist school officials with a student, according to a police department news release. During the meeting, William Kirkland, 49, “entered the office without notice” and began physically assaulting his 15-year-old stepson, according to the news release. Police and school officials eventually restrained Kirkland, who subsequently left the campus.

The police officer and school staff sustained minor to moderate injuries from the episode. On Wednesday, Auburn police obtained a warrant for Kirkland, and he was arrested on multiple charges that included battery on peace officer, resisting an executive officer and child abuse.

Kirkland was booked into the Placer County jail. He has since posted bail.

Richard Chang: 916-321-1018, @RichardYChang

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