Ex-local school district employee accused of assaulting student, 11

Richard Harold Reasor. (Jail photo)
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HEWITT, Texas (KWTX) A former Midway Independent School District employee is free on bond after he was charged with injury to a child in connection with an incident in which an 11-year-old boy was forced to the ground with a knee in his back, arrest documents show.

Richard Harold Reasor, 69, turned himself in on Monday and was released the same day after posting a $5,000 bond.

Hewitt police obtained an arrest warrant after investigating the incident, which was reported on Oct. 17, 2018.

A witness told the officer he pulled into the school’s back parking lot behind a classroom and, through a classroom window, he saw “a man, later identified as Mr. Reasor, wrap his arms around (the student) and take him to the ground while continuing to do something to him. Mr. Reasor then let (the student) up after about 30-40 seconds,” the arrest affidavit says.

A second witness, a teacher at the school, said “she witnessed Mr. Reasor push (the student) to the ground before opening the door and putting a stop to it," the affidavit says.

The student told the officer “that Reasor had him on his stomach and had his knee on his back…then pulled his arms behind his back," the affidavit says.

The school district didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.