Teen being evaluated after episode at Century High School
An 18-year-old Rochester student is undergoing an evaluation at St. Marys Hospital following an episode Wednesday afternoon at Century High School.
An officer responded to the school around 3:40 p.m. to a report of a student "out of control" inside the office. Local police normally have a liaison officer at the school, but the officer was at a training exercise at the time of the incident.
Upon arrival, the officer found the male student and his mom inside the office. The student told the officer to go away before charging at him, according to a police report.
The student used his backpack to knock a taser out of the officer's hand. The officer took the suspect to the ground and called for back-up. At least five additional patrol cars responded to the scene.
The student was not arrested and instead taken to the hospital for evaluation. However, he could still face charges for assaulting a peace officer. The officer suffered minor cuts in the incident.
At Thursday's press briefing, Rochester Police Capt. John Sherwin called it an "isolated incident" and said other students were "never in danger."