The Hoke County Sheriff Office; Sheriff Hubert A. Peterkin announces on Monday December 4, 2017, at about 5:42 pm the Hoke County Sheriff’s Deputies were called reference to an assault on a teacher at West Hoke Elementary School, Raeford NC.
Hoke County Detectives promptly responded and began their investigation. Sheriff Peterkin advised, an unknown black male with a slim build possibly in his 30s had entered the building and assaulted the victim. The suspect had facial hair and was wearing a dark colored jacket and a toboggan style hat.
The suspect asked the teacher about a former employee at the school and then assaulted the victim by striking her in the head, face and hands with an unknown object. The victim suffered serious injuries as a result of the assault and was transported to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center Fayetteville by ambulance. No other staff members were injured.
No arrests have been made at this time. Sheriff Peterkin advised that extra patrol is monitoring the school and the investigation is on-going.
Anyone with information please contact the Hoke County Sheriff’s Office at (910) 875-5111.