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- Daron Griffin, 21, allegedly asked to use the bathroom at Walnut Street Elementary School around 6 p.m. Thursday
- When he was directed to the downstairs bathroom, police say, he allegedly grabbed a school employee by the arm and pulled her into a hallway
- Police say the victim broke free and ran down the stairs, followed by the suspect, who then left the school through a side door
Authorities say a suspect has been arrested in an alleged assault on a New Jersey elementary school employee after school hours.
Toms River police say units were called to Walnut Street Elementary School at about 6 p.m. Thursday during what police called an “extracurricular event" after school hours.
Police say the victim was working on the second floor of the building when a man asked to use the bathroom. When he was directed to the downstairs bathroom, police say, he allegedly grabbed the victim by the arm and pulled her into the hallway.
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Police say the victim broke free and ran down the stairs, followed by the suspect, who then left the school through a side door.
Police say security camera footage led to the arrest Friday of 21-year-old Daron Griffin of Toms River, who is charged with aggravated assault and criminal trespass.
It's unclear whether Griffin has an attorney; a listed number for him couldn't be found Sunday.