School security officer hit on patrol will be OK

Wednesday, July 29, 2009 at 10:12am

A Metro Nashville Public Schools security officer sustained minor injuries Tuesday evening after being struck by a car while on duty, a spokesperson for Metro Nashville Public Schools has confirmed.

At the time of the incident, the security guard was completing a routine patrol on foot around Percy Priest Elementary School, according to MNPS’s Noelle Mashburn. The guard saw a parked car in a lot nearby the school and went to investigate, shining his flashlight to look in the windows.

As the guard stood near the vehicle, the car drove away quickly, and the car “rolled” against the guard as it sped away, according to Mashburn. Injuries to the guard were minor, and the guard will soon be returning to his job.