What to Know
- Apparent "conflict" at NJ high school led to a police officer being struck by a student taking off in her car Thursday, sources say
- The alleged incident occurred after a "conflict" prompted the student to leave a high school in Edison Township, the superintendent says
- The cops injuries are not expected to be life threatening, a source said; the student is being held at the police station for questioning
A troubled New Jersey high school student is facing multiple charges after she allegedly hit and pinned a school resource officer with her car during some sort of conflict, according to authorities.
Eighteen-year-old Claudia Morgan was booked on aggravated assault, obstruction and eluding charges after she allegedly hit the officer at J.P. Stevens High School in Edison shortly before 10 a.m. on Thursday.
A law enforcement source tells NBC 4 New York the officer -- identified as 42-year-old andrew Roy -- appears to have broken his hip after being pinned between Morgan's Volvo S60 and another parked vehicle. The 16-year Edison police veteran is being treated at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick.
while he responded to her attempt to leave. His injuries are not expected to be life threatening, the source said. He's being treated at an area hospital.
Authorities say that Morgan has had emotional issues before; Edison Township Superintendent of Schools Paul J. Saxton said Thursday morning she was "apparently upset."
"There was a 'conflict' that happened within the school that caused the student to leave the building, get into her car and take off and ended up in an accident with the school officer," Saxton said.
Morgan is now undergoing a psychiatric evaluation at Rutgers University's Behavioral Health Care facility in Piscataway.
In a tweet about the incident, New Jersey State PBA said: "Please keep the Edison officer who was struck by a car this morning in your prayers. The officer showed tremendous valor in his actions and we pray for his recovery."