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Alleged School Rage
Results in Arrest

By Jeanne Sager
ELDRED — December 7, 2004 – Superintendent Ivan Katz took a blow to the head Thursday afternoon – and charges have been filed against a parent.
According to reports from the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Department, Daniel Turell Jr., 35, of Barryville was visiting the Junior/Senior High School Thursday afternoon to meet with Principal Scott Krebbs about an incident involving his daughter.
The student had been involved in a 911 hang-up on school grounds the previous day and was facing suspension, police said.
According to their report, Katz was called into the meeting with Krebbs when Turell became “irate.”
As he approached the principal’s office, Katz saw Krebbs running, yelling for help.
An altercation ensued, and Katz was apparently punched in the face twice with a closed fist.
Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the school where they arrested Turell on charges of felony assault in the second degree.
Turell was remanded to Sullivan County Jail without bail, pending an appearance Wednesday in Town of Highland Court.

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