Police: 12-year-old resists arrest at York One Academy

jzou@heraldonline.comApril 13, 2014 

— Police had to physically subdue a 12-year-old boy who kicked an officer in the head while resisting arrest at York One Academy, according to a report.

The student, who was not identified, refused to leave school after dismissal last week because his cellphone had been confiscated earlier in the day, the York police report states.

An officer grabbed the boy’s arm to try to get him out of a lobby chair after the boy’s grandmother was unable to convince him to exit the building, the report states. The child responded by cursing at the officer and “tensing up.”

Officers told the child that any continued resistance would result in an additional charge to his arrest.

Police noted difficulty handcuffing the boy and getting him out of the chair, eventually using a “transport wrist lock” motion on him due to his “aggressive posture,” the report reads.

Officers also exerted pressure on the boy’s jaw to get him to sit up so they could place him in the police car. At the time, the report states, the boy was resisting walking. The boy then flipped over, kicking an officer in the head.

The officers were unable to fasten the child’s seatbelt due to his ongoing “aggressive attitude,” the report reads. Once transported to the York Police Department, the child continued to resist officers trying to remove his handcuffs.

The child was later released to his aunt. He has been charged with disturbing schools and assaulting an officer during arrest.

Jie Jenny Zou •  803-329-4062

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