Danville student arrested after injuring school resource officer

DANVILLE — A 14-year-old South View Middle School student has been arrested for aggravated battery after allegedly injuring the school resource officer.

Danville Public Safety Director Larry Thomason said the incident occurred around 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the middle school, at 133 E. Ninth St., Danville.

Thomason said the school resource officer was called to a classroom at the request of teachers to remove the teenage boy, who battered another student. That student wasn’t injured.

When the resource officer tried to take the teen into custody and place him in handcuffs, the teen resisted and shoved the officer into a file cabinet and wall.

“He finally subdued the individual,” Thomason said, adding the officer received injuries to the face when he struck the file cabinet.

He said the officer was taken to a Danville hospital where he was treated and released.

Thomason said other officers arrived at the school and took the teen to the Vermilion County Juvenile Detention Center, where he is being held for aggravated battery of a police officer. The teen isn’t being identified because he is a minor.

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