By CBS13 Staff

SUTTER CREEK (CBS13) – The parent of an elementary school student in Sutter Creek allegedly assaulted a teacher during an argument over their child having to wear a mask.

Students returned to class Wednesday at Sutter Creek Elementary in the Amador County town of Sutter Creek. During student pick-up after school, the father of a student reportedly confronted staff about their child having to wear a mask.

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The father then verbally assaulted the principal, and when a male teacher reportedly stepped in, a physical altercation happened, resulting in injuries to the teacher, according to Torie Gibson, superintendent of the Amador County Unified School District.

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The teacher was treated at the hospital and released Wednesday night, Gibson says.

On Thursday, Gibson issued a public statement about the incident that reads, in part:

“Assaulting a staff member will never be tolerated on any school campus, and will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”

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No further information about the incident has been released.