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Powhatan student charged with assault of officer

Published: Mar. 14, 2015 at 4:20 PM EDT|Updated: Mar. 24, 2015 at 4:20 PM EDT
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POWHATAN, VA (WWBT) - A Powhatan student is charged with assaulting a school resource officer after officials say he became combative.

The Sheriff's Office says the 14-year-old, 8th grade student at Powhatan Junior High School was being disruptive in the cafeteria on Friday, so the student was escorted to the Assistant Principal's office by a resource officer. The student was "disorderly and disruptive" and when the officer went to arrest the student, the student attacked the officer and tried to run.

"The student was attempting to flee the office area and due to his violent behavior and repeated defiance of the officer's commands, the SRO used his conductive electrical weapon to subdue the student," according to a release from the Sheriff's Office.

The student was transported to a local medical facility as a precaution and cleared.

The Sheriff's Office says the SRO is a 27-year veteran officer.

The student is charged with felony assault on an officer and two misdemeanor charges.

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