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D.A.: Second arrest made in Cooke assaults

A family that picked a fight at a Logan elementary school last week have been reunited.

D.A.: Second arrest made in Cooke assaults

A family that picked a fight at a Logan elementary school last week have been reunited.

In police custody, that is.

The District Attorney's Office announced today the arrest of Richard Jordan, 44, in the attack March 25. Jordan and his wife, Marion Oliver, 42, allegedly entered Jay Cooke Elementary School, on Loudon Street near 13th, during an assembly for honor students, to which parents were invited, school district spokesman Fernando Gallard told the Daily News.

Instead of going to the assembly, the couple, whose children attend the school, went to the third floor of the building. They were stopped by the school's police officer and a teacher, and a fight broke out, during which several students were punched in the face, according to the District Attorney's Office.

One of the students injured in the fight was treated at a hospital for a concussion, according to police.

The parents, who live on Unity Street near Penn in Frankford, face 12 counts of simple assault, reckless endangerment, and related offenses in the attack, court documents show.

The couple's 14-year-old daughter, who was also involved in the attack, has also been charged, according to the District Attorney's Office.

Oliver, who was arrested Friday, and Jordan remain in custody, with their bails set at $45,000 and $225,000, respectively.

Police still aren't sure what the motive in the attacks were, according to Officer Jillian Russell, a police spokeswoman, but the parents initially told school district investigators that they came to Cooke to pick a fight with one of its pupils, according to Gallard.

 

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