A Newton elementary student was punched by an adult Thursday morning. The man then ran from the campus after the attack, according to a statement issued by the superintendent.
The incident happened in a hall between classes.
The statement from Superintendent Michelle Barrow says the adult male attacker persuaded the student to open a locked exterior door. Once the door was opened, the adult punched the student in the stomach and ran from the campus.
"The student is not harmed. Law enforcement is investigating, " said Superintendent Barrow.
In order to maintain security on campus, no visitors were allowed on campus the remainder of the day.