KANSAS CITY, Kan. — The Kansas City, Kansas Police Department is reporting that the female suspect that allegedly struck another woman with her vehicle Tuesday afternoon outside a local middle school has turned herself in to police.
Officers responded to the incident just after 3 p.m. Tuesday at Carl Bruce Middle School, formerly Northwest Middle School, near North 18th Street and Parallel Parkway.
Police said a disagreement between a small group of female students ended with a parent sustaining serious injuries when she was struck by a vehicle allegedly driven by 39-year-old Tyla Jack.
“Luckily, they believe that she will be OK,” said Nancy Chartrand with the Kansas City, Kansas Police Department. “She’s going to survive her injuries but she still has a long road ahead of her. I mean this was a very serious accident no doubt and she will probably be hospitalized for a while.”
No students were injured in the incident.
Chartrand said it’s always disappointing when a disagreement leads to someone’s life being put into jeopardy.
“Folks, parents have really got to start stepping up their game and how they deal with conflict because kids are watching,” Chartrand said.
“Things were calm for awhile,” KCK Public Schools Spokesperson Edwin Birch said. “As adults, we need to be examples for how we handle situation and disagreements.”
Jack is also wanted for aggravated assault on a KCK Public Schools officer when she took off from the scene and the officer had to dive to get out of the way.
This is a developing story. FOX4 will have updates tonight on FOX4 News at 6 p.m.