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Man Arrested For Battering Students At Gold Coast Elementary School Playground

By Stephen Gossett in News on Feb 9, 2017 4:20PM

A St. Louis, MO man has been charged with battery and trespassing after he allegedly entered a restricted school playground in the Gold Coast and struck four students.

Tasewell Dugger, 46, of the 9200 block of Ellision Dr. in St. Louis faces four felony counts of aggravated battery to children under the age of 13 resulting in great bodily harm. He is also charged with one misdemeanor count of criminal trespassing to state land.

Dugger entered a restricted Chicago Public Schools playground in the first block of W Walton St. on Tuesday, Feb. 7 at around 11 a.m., police said. The playground belonged to Ogden International School of Chicago, according to reports. He then allegedly struck four children, ages 6 to 7, and a female school administrator, 45.

The victims were treated on the scene for minor injuries. Dugger is due to appear in bond court on Thursday.