Monday, June 6, 2011

Boy, 11, arrested for breaking teacher's nose

 ADELANTO, Calif. -• A fifth-grader is behind bars after he assaulted an Adelanto teacher and broke her nose Thursday morning at the Adelanto Community Day School, an alternative education school for the San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools, officials said.
The alleged assault took place at about 9 a.m. between the teacher and an 11-year-old student in one of the classrooms in the school located at 11824 Air Expressway when the teacher asked the student to move to another seat, according to San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Adelanto station officials.
“There was an incident that took place at the Adelanto Community Day School,” Christine McGrew, spokeswoman for the county Superintendent of Schools, said. “At this time, my understanding is that the teacher’s nose is broken."
Initial reports came in the child was in the fourth grade, but school officials later confirmed the boy was actually a fifth grade student.
According to sheriff’s officials, the child refused to move when instructed by the teacher and yelled vulgar language at her. Eventually the 11-year-old got up and punched the teacher in the nose, breaking it. No one else was injured in the assault.
Deputies and rescuers were called to the school to treat the injured woman and to investigate the assault.
The teacher was taken to a local hospital. The child was arrested for assault with injuries and was taken to the High Desert Juvenile Detention and Assessment Center.
The Adelanto Community Day School is an alternative education location for at-risk students who may have been expelled from other traditional campuses, may have attendance issues or are not doing well with the regular education program, McGrew said.
The classrooms are not on regular school campus sites and are smaller in size to help give students more of a one-to-one education.
“This is a rare and isolated incident,” McGrew said. “Some of the programs have security officers on site and that’s dependent on the number of classrooms. This is a rare occurrence that this would happen.”
It was unclear if there were any security personnel at the Adelanto Community Day School site

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