New Castle News

October 2, 2013

Student allegedly assaults school staffers

By Staff
New Castle News

NEW CASTLE — A Mohawk student is facing charges for allegedly assaulting a teacher, a security guard and a support staff member.

State police said the 15-year-old boy was being disruptive in class around 10 a.m. Monday and when teachers and aides tried to curb his behavior, he ran into the hallway.

The youth was stopped by his teacher, security officer and a therapeutic support staff member who tried to restrain him, but he punched, elbowed and bit them, causing them injuries, police said. After he calmed down he was taken to a secure room in the school.

Police said he is being charged by juvenile petition with aggravated and simple assault and harassment.

Superintendent Kathleen Kwolek said the district will look at the police charges and the circumstances of the episode and decide whether it needs to take other disciplinary measures.

“We will have our own investigation,” she said, which may or may not require a hearing for the student.