Friday, March 28, 2014
An 18-year-old male Ashley Ridge High School student was arrested Monday and charged with assault for injuring a teacher.
At lunchtime, the school SRO observed a fight taking place and along with a security officer, restrained the student, ultimately placing him in handcuffs because, according to the incident report, he was “in a rage” and out of control.
The student’s mother, who works at the school, was brought in to try and calm him down as well as the school nurse to tend to scratches on his face.
Investigating, the SRO spoke with the teacher who was visibly upset as well as injured with lacerations to her face.
She told the SRO that while working lunch duty the student had insulted her, walked away and then insulted her again.
She said at first she just ignored him but he kept calling her names, using profanity, so she wanted to know why and went and asked him.
The student then pushed her and hit her in the mouth. She told the SRO she then “went after him.”
The student, however, told police that the teacher had insulted him, and that had made him mad so he hit her.
The student was transported to the Dorchester County Jail Annex to await a bond hearing.
The teacher was taken for medical treatment that, according to the district, involved several stiches.
According to DD2 PIO Pat Raynor, the student will be subject to district discipline policies and procedures.