13-Year-Old Girl Sexually Assaulted at Arlington School

Father of other student jailed

Officers arrested Friday a parent accused of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old student at his child's school, Arlington police said.

Police said the sexual assault took place on the campus of James Coble Middle School on Friday, Sept. 26, during the school day. 

The suspect, Fredrick Ramone Wright, 34, was arrested on charges of sexual assault and kidnapping, Arlington police said.  His bond is $100,000.

According to police, a man grabbed the girl that morning while she was in the hallway at James Coble Middle School. He dragged her into the women's locker room, where he sexually assaulted her, said Arlington police Lt. Blake Miller.

Wright signed in through the office and was allowed to enter the school unescorted, said Mansfield Independent School District spokesman Terry Morawski.

Wright's wife told NBC 5 Friday that her husband is being "railroaded" and said that he was arrested after he passed a lie detector test.  She said Wright had gone to the school that day to look for his son's missing eyeglasses. She also said he has no idea who is making the allegations. 

The school sent letters home with students Friday to inform parents of what allegedly happened.  Administrators delayed informing parents of the incident until police finished the investigation.

School administrators said they are reviewing district and campus procedures to determine if any additional security measures need to be taken.

James Coble Middle School, which is located at 1200 Ballweg Road in south Arlington, is one of five middle schools in the Mansfield Independent School District.

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