Child charged with 2nd degree assault
Summerville Police responded to the hallway of Oakbrook Middle School on Nov. 26, for an 11-year-old threatening another 11-year-old with a pair of scissors.
The officer reviewed video surveillance and observed the subject hiding the scissors behind his back as he approached the victim then raising the scissors over his head pointed at the victim.
A teacher, seeing what was happening, came out of her classroom and took the scissors from the child and escorted him away from the area. The officer met with the victim who told him that he and the subject had a disagreement about him calling the subject “gay.” He said he did not call the subject gay. He said during class the subject had tried to stab him with a pencil but was held back by other students.
The teacher reported the scissors were stolen from her desk. The scissors were put into evidence for the pending court case. The officer advised the subject that he was being charged with assault and battery, 2nd degree. He was read his Miranda warning and advised of his rights. The child told the officer he did not wish to speak of the incident. His mother was called to school and he was released to his mother under Custodial Promise. The student was suspended from school to await his expulsion hearing.