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Man stopped by teacher after forcing his way into Nashville elementary school, police say

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On May 11, Metro Nashville Police responded to Inglewood Elementary, where they say a man entered the school by force before being stopped by a teacher.

According to a teacher the defendant, Onreka Gray, approached the outside property fence while the teacher and children were outside. The teacher spoke with the defendant and believed that he was a parent. They told the defendant to go to the front entrance.

The defendant walked away and then shortly returned as the children were entering the building, MNPD says that he jumped the fence and began attempting to enter the school.

A teacher told the defendant he was not allowed to enter the school but MNPD says the defendant pushed his way past the teacher. The teacher grabbed the defendant and fell to the ground with him. The teacher was injured and transported to the hospital for treatment.

During the incident the defendant assaulted three other school staff members and three children. When MNPD arrived at the location school staff had Gray physically detained.

When police attempted to place the defendant in custody he resisted by attempting to move his hands from behind his back resisting arrest. An officer verified the school has video of the defendant attempting to go inside the school building pushing children out of the way and pushing the teacher. Gray has been charged with assault, aggravated criminal trespass and resisting arrest.

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