A Killeen Independent School District Police Officer was assaulted Thursday afternoon by a student at Charles Patterson Middle School.

According to the district, the student tried to leave school without permission around 12:30 p.m.

As the officer tried to bring the student back to campus, the student assaulted him, according to a statement from the district.

Police took the student into custody on a charge of assault on a public servant.

The officer was taken to the hospital. The extent of his injuries was unknown.