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Report: Father pushed school resource officer's head into wall, kicked door in

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David Bass (Source: Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center) David Bass (Source: Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center)
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A parent was arrested Thursday after police say he assaulted a school resource officer at a Columbia high school.

A Columbia Police Department incident report indicated 47-year-old David Bass went to Dreher High School late Thursday morning after school officials notified him that his daughter was experiencing a medical condition.

Richland County EMS responded to the school and began evaluating Bass' daughter in a school conference room.

About 10 minutes later, Bass showed up and wanted to see his daughter. He was asked to wait until EMS was finished talking to the girl.

According to the report, Bass then kicked the door in, grabbed the school resource officer by his neck, and pushed the officer's head into the wall causing a hole.

Bass was then taken into custody and later charged with assault on an officer, resisting arrest and disturbing school.

The officer did go to the hospital to be checked out as a precaution.

Karen York, a spokeswoman for Richland School District One, said Bass was fired from his job as an assistant coach with the Dreher High School boys and girls swim team.

York said Bass was not a district employee and his only responsibility at the school was as an assistant coach.

Bass was paid a supplementary salary, York said.

York said there was no threat to the school so there wasn't any modification to the school's status.

Bass was transported to the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center. Friday a judge ordered Bass to stay away from the school.

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