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Southfield student arrested after alleged assault and battery on a police officer

By: Kayla Dimick | Southfield Sun | Published March 18, 2020

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SOUTHFIELD — A local teen was arrested at school recently.

According to a police report, a police resource officer at a Southfield High School for the Arts and Technology, 24675 Lahser Road, was notified via school radio that a teacher needed assistance with a student in her classroom around 9:10 a.m. March 3.

Police said it was later learned that the student was causing a disturbance in the hallway, and had threatened and assaulted a teacher.

The student was located and escorted to the main office, while a second liaison officer went to the school to assist.

When the original officer went to speak with the teacher, the student became upset, police said, because school administrators reportedly were planning to suspend the student.

Police said the student started swearing at administrators, causing a “school disturbance,” and attempted to leave the office.

The student then pushed past one of the administrators during his attempt to leave the office, knocking down the administrator.

The second officer, who was now at the scene, intervened and attempted to stop the student, police said.

“The student stated, ‘I’m not afraid of the police,’ and attempted to punch the officer with his fist,” police said in the report.

In an attempt to secure the student, the second officer suffered an injury to his wrist. Police said the wrist was cut while the officer was attempting to handcuff the student.

Both officers took the student into custody for assault and battery on a police officer, assault and battery on two faculty/administrators, and disorderly conduct.

An evidence technician took photos of the officer’s injury.

Police said the student was taken to Oakland County Children’s Village in Pontiac, and his parents were notified of the incident.

A representative of Southfield Public Schools did not return a request for comment on the incident by press time.

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