Charges are pending against a 17-year-old male student who allegedly created a violent disturbance in an Oak Ridge High School classroom on Thursday morning, fled the campus, and then attacked several officers trying to make contact with him in a parking lot across the street, authorities said.
The high school staff reported the classroom disturbance to Oak Ridge Police Department school resource officers at about 8:01 a.m. Thursday, a press release said. The student was located in a parking lot across the street from the high school.
“As the officers made contact with the student, he became physically aggressive and attacked multiple officers, who subdued him and took him into custody,” the press release said. “The student was transported to the police department for processing and then released to his legal guardians. Charges are pending against the juvenile for disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, and two counts of simple assault.”
The ORPD said the investigation remains ongoing and no further details will be released at this time.