Charges are pending against an Oak Ridge High School student accused of assaulting an officer and classmate on Monday, authorities said.
An Oak Ridge Police Department press release said School Resource Officer Michael Swigert saw the 17-year-old male involved in a disturbance with a high school staff member at about 2:13 p.m. Monday. The staff member said the unruly boy had just assaulted a 17-year-old female classmate, the release said.
“Officer Swigert attempted to contact the student, who refused to comply with the officer’s commands and continued to create a disturbance, yelling, slamming doors, and knocking over a floor sign,” the press release said. “When Officer Swigert ordered the student to cease his actions, the student again refused to comply and assaulted the officer.”
The press release said Swigert subdued the student and took him into custody. The boy was then taken to the emergency room at Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge.
“Assault and resisting arrest charges are pending,” the press release said. “The investigation remains ongoing, and no further details will be released at this time.”