Teen arrested in school deputy attack
ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. – A 14-year-old St. Johns County boy was arrested on felony charges of battery on a law enforcement officer and resisting arrest with violence, as well as charges of disorderly conduct and violation of probation early Tuesday afternoon after investigators said he attacked a deputy.
The teen was booked into the St. Johns County jail and detained by Juvenile Justice authorities.
Following a meeting between the teen, his parent and school officials of Pacetti Bay Middle School, the teen became irate when he learned that he had to return to class, deputies said. They said when he refused, the school resource deputy tried to escort the student.
Deputies said the teen became combative, grabbing the deputy's arm and pushing him. He then placed the deputy in a headlock, punched him once in the mouth, and was attempting to grab items on his belt, including his handgun, deputies said.
The deputy was able to push the teen away and stun him with a Taser, then secure him.
St. Johns County Fire Rescue responded and medically cleared the teen for transport to the jail.
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