Lake Oswego Woman Arrested After Slapping Student During Career Day Presentation

Posted Fri, 04/07/2023 - 5:27pm

LAKE OSWEGO – Officers arrested a woman who slapped a student while presenting to a class during a career day event at Lakeridge Middle School.

On Friday, April 7, 2023, Lakeridge Middle School hosted a career day event for students. During the event, 43-year-old Lake Oswego resident, Ellen J. Sawo, was presenting to a class and became upset with some of the students. She began yelling profanities at them and, at one point, slapped one of the students in the face. Fortunately, the student who was slapped was not physically injured. Mrs. Sawo left the school prior to police arriving on the scene without any further incident. 

Officers later contacted Sawo, where she was arrested for harassment (ORS 166.065) and later lodged at the Clackamas County Jail.


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