Fulton High School student arrested for assaulting officer

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – A Fulton High School student was arrested Friday afternoon for assaulting a police officer.

The Knoxville Police Department says a KPD school resource officer and two Knox County Schools security officers were trying to detain a male freshman when he allegedly assault KPD Officer Lesley Bowman. Bowman deployed a Taser on the student.

Officers say the student had been in trouble earlier in the day and disciplined by school staff. When a school administrator asked the student to come to her office to discuss the problem, the student became argumentative and would not follow directions. He then stormed out of the administrator’s office and was approached by school security.

The student continued to resist and when Officer Bowman tried to handcuff him, the teen resisted and assaulted the officer.

The officer did not need medical attention. The student was taken to Children’s Hospital per standard procedure.

The student will be taken to the Richard L. Bean Juvenile Detention Center and charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and assault. His name will not be released due to his age.

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