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The president of Oregon City Schools is under investigation by the Oregon Police Department. He's accused of threatening a man with autism in the school's weight room.

The parents of a 25-year-old autistic man filed a police report over the weekend against the president of the Oregon school board. They claim he threatened their son.

Tonight, he's defending himself. He says he was working out in Clay High School's weight room with another coach, when he noticed a suspicious person.

"He kept staring at us and made a face at us. I told the coach I need to find out why he was here. Let's stop talking and lets figure out what's going on and make sure everyone's safe out here," says Oregon School Board President P. K. Kapfhammer.

Kapfhammer says there was a wrestling match going on, with about 50 baseball players in the weight room and numerous people in the school.

He claims he felt the man was a possible threat to the other students, so he confronted the autistic man

"Asked one of the kids who he was, and he said he was our trainer. I asked him again, and he said nothing. I did get close never touched him never raised my hands I just kept addressing why he was here and who he was and I got nothing," says Kapfhammer.

According to the police report, the young man is an honorary manager of Clay High School's baseball team. It's a normal routine for the former student to workout with the team. The victim's parents claim their son was on the elliptical machine when Kapfhammer started "yelling at the victim. During the course of the yelling, the suspect told the victim that he needs his *** kicked"

"I don't know where they came from. I know what I said, and I know what I did. I didn't do those things, but I can see where somebody misnterpreted my actions. I will admit I was charged up because when I didn't get any reaction I was fearful something bad was going to happen," said Kapfhammer.  

Oregon police are interviewing witnesses and everyone involved.

"I will give the information to the prosecutors office and let them make a determination," said Oregon's assistant chief of police Paul Magdich.

As for the Kapfhammer, "I'm emotionally torn apart by this," he says. "I never wanted that person to feel threatened or scared to be in our schools. I would do anything to repair that relationship with that person and their family. I hope this never happens again, but in today's world, not knowing what I know now, I would do that same thing"

13abc called the alleged victim's parents to get a comment, but no one answered the phone. We also went to his house, and nobody answered the door.

Police expect to turn over the case to the prosecutor by the end of the week.

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