A 20-year-old Alexandria man is in custody after entering and using a stun gun on one teenage student and physically assaulting another after school on Monday, Oct. 3.
Kevin C. Pengarthit, of the 8000 block of Lynnfield Dr. in Alexandria, allegedly entered the school around 5 p.m. and used a stun gun on a 14-year-old male and physically assaulted a 15-year-old male. He turned himself in to the Mount Vernon District Police Station on Oct. 6.
According to police, Pengarthit had a personal dispute with the victims, who suffered minor injuries.
Pengarthit was charged with two counts of assault and battery. Police said no mug shot was available.
"The suspect was released on personal recognizance so they did not process him through the jail. Therefore, no mug shot is available," wrote Tawny Wright, a Fairfax County Police spokesperson, in an email to Patch.
Below is the message sent to West Potomac parents:
"On Monday afternoon (10/3/11), two WP 9th grade students reported that they were confronted and possibly assaulted by an older student in front of the gym lobby. Our Director of Student Activities, one assistant principal, and our School Resource Officer responded and initiated an investigation. This investigation continued into Tuesday with the involved students, administrators, and the SRO.
"It appears that an adult male came onto campus and allegedly assaulted two WP students. No significant injuries were reported. The case is under investigation by the School Resource Officer."