A Northwestern High student was arrested Tuesday after police say he became combative with an officer, shouted profanities at his mother and told a policeman: “You better get your hands off me.”
At about 3 p.m., an assistant principal at the school told police that two students seemed to be under the influence of marijuana, according to a Rock Hill police report. An officer smelled marijuana on the students and searched them, but did not find any drugs on them.
One of the students, 15, became unruly when his mother arrived, the report states. The boy’s mother said her son often becomes belligerent at home and has trouble controlling his anger. As the woman spoke with an officer, the boy stood up, slammed his phone on the ground and began cussing at his mother. The officer warned the boy to calm down, but the teen would not listen and began pacing around the room.
The officer grabbed the boy’s arm and told him he would be detained, the report states. The boy “tensed up as if he was going to resist” and warned the officer: “You better get your hands off me.” The officer replied that he would use his Taser if the boy did not comply. Eventually, the boy stopped resisting and was taken into police custody. The officer believed that the boy’s mother would not be safe if her son was released to her.
Police charged the boy with disturbing schools and took him to the juvenile holding facility at the Moss Justice Center.