A 17 year old Patrick Henry High School student has been arrested and charged for assault on a teacher.
According to Washington County Va. Sheriff Fred Newman, on October 10, 2018 at approximately 1:30 pm, Patrick Henry High School’s School Resource Officer Sergeant Robbie Cruise responded to a disturbance in the school. An 83 year old retired teacher was substituting in a class at the school when a 17 year old male student became agitated in class. When the substitute teacher handed him a piece of paper with the assignment on it the student became more agitated. The juvenile stood up and the teacher requested for him to sit back down. The student then proceeded to go around the teacher to leave the room, shoving the teacher backwards in the process. The teacher fell backwards, hitting his head on the teacher’s desk resulting in him having staples and internal bleeding. The teacher was transported to Bristol Regional Medical Center where he is currently in intensive care.
The 17 year old male was charged with malicious wounding, he was transported to Highlands Detention Center where he is being held.
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