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Incident Report for Case #2008-45328

Incident Type


Incident Date

02/19/2008 - 2:01 PM


702 Pflaum Road (La Follette High School)


Female, age 16, Madison
Student was arrested and tentatively charged with Battery to a Police Officer, Battery to a School Official, Resisting, Possessing a Dangerous Weapon other than Firearms on School Premises (box cutter), Disorderly Conduct (5 counts), Minor in Possession of OC (pepper) Spray, Expectorating in Public (spitting gum on floor).

Female, age 14, Madison
Student was arrested and tentatively charged with Disorderly Conduct (5 counts).


On Tuesday afternoon a La Follette High School principal was attempting to escort to the office a couple of students who had been arguing. One student (the 16 year old listed above) did not want to go to the office and became hostile. She began yelling and ended up punching the principal in the face. A Madison Police officer witnessed the act. That officer was also punched in the face while arresting the student. The melee took place during class passing time, and the arresting officer described the situation in a report as "extremely disturbing and disruptive to the school environment."

Following the arrest pepper spray and a box cutter were found to be in the 16-year-old's possession. These were grounds for additional tentative charges. The student also spit her gum on the floor, which is a violation of Madison's Expectorating Ordinance.

A 14-year-old student --who had been involved in the initial argument -- was arrested on Disorderly Conduct charges.

Released 02/20/2008 at 11:06 AM by PIO Joel DeSpain

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