Beaufort News

Battery Creek High School student charged in assault on school resource officer

A Battery Creek High School student faces charges and will be taken to a SC Department of Juvenile Justice facility in Columbia after he allegedly tried to reach for a school resource officer's gun and body slam him Friday, according to a Beaufort County Sheriff's Office report.

The altercation began around 12:40 p.m. after a school employee noticed the young man arguing with a female student in the hallway, the report said. 

The school resource officer was notified and walked the female student away as the school employee attempted to restrain the male student, the report said.

The male student then pushed the employee and ran toward the officer and female student, the report said. 

As the officer attempted to restrain him, several witnesses said the student reached for the officer's equipment belt and wrapped his arms around him to body slam him, the report said. 

A teacher was able to pull the student off the officer, and the officer struck him once with his baton on the left leg, the report said. 

The male student will be petitioned to Family Court on charges of opposing and restraining law enforcement, third degree assault and battery and disturbing schools, the report said. 

The female student will also be petitioned to family court on a disturbing schools charge.