ROCK HILL — A teenager who police say skipped the line at a school supply drive last week was arrested after he hurled insults and profanities at a police officer before threatening to beat him.
Two police officers were working security during a Rock Hill school district event in which school supplies were being distributed at the Flexible Learning Center on Thursday, according to a Rock Hill police report. They noticed two teenagers sneaking underneath bleachers in a gym so they could skip the line.
When officers told them they could not skip the line, the report states, one of the teens, 14, told police he could do what he wanted to do. Officers told him to leave the property, but the boy claimed he was not leaving, even when an officer threatened to arrest him.
The boy’s mother “became obnoxious,” police reported, and began yelling at the officer, shouting profanities at the officer and using racial remarks, the report states. The officer told the mother and son that they needed to leave the property or face arrest, but the mother told the officer that because he wore a badge, it did not give him the right to tell her what to do.
The boy used profanities as he told the officer he would harm him physically, the report states. The officer called for backup as more people gathered around and police feared the situation would escalate.
Once backup arrived, the officer placed the boy under arrest, charging him with public disorderly conduct, the report states. The boy was issued a juvenile summons to Family Court and released to his mother.