Despite being told several times to stop, a Cobb County man allegedly revved his truck and struck a middle school employee, according to police.
Bud Fiske Raymond, 38, who lives in Smyrna, had backed out of a parking spot last week at Griffin Middle School, located on Kings Spring Road, his arrest warrant states. But Raymond declined to obey a school employee, who was directing traffic in the school’s car pickup line, according to police.
“The victim had his palms up and facing the accused in order to have him stop,” the warrant states. “The victim also gave loud commands to stop.”
Raymond allegedly drove his Ford F-150 to within 5 feet of the school worker and revved his engine, witnesses told police. He then revved the engine a second time and drove forward, and the school worker put his hands on the top of the truck, the warrant states.
Raymond then drove forward again, witnesses reported, and struck the school worker. The man was not injured, according to the Cobb school system.
“We are proud of our Cobb Schools police officer who quickly responded to ensure the safety of our staff and students,” a district spokesperson said in an emailed statement.
An arrest warrant was issued for Raymond, charging him with aggravated assault with a weapon. Raymond surrendered late Wednesday and was booked into the Cobb jail, records show. He was released early Thursday after posting $15,000 bond.
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