There were some tense moments at Liberty High School on Imola Avenue in Napa Monday when a student got into a ruckus with a sheriff’s deputy, a probation officer and a teacher aide.
The chain of events started around 1 p.m. while school officials were making arrangements to have the 17-year-old male student picked up from the school by his parents after he was suspended for behavioral problems, Napa County Sheriff’s Capt. Leroy Anderson said.
While in the “time out” room with a school aide, the boy bolted from the room and ran back to the classroom, Anderson said.
Once inside the classroom, the teen began yelling obscenities in English and Spanish, Anderson said, adding that when an aide attempted to stop the boy by standing in front of him, the teen pushed her out of the way and started to approach the teacher, continuing to shout obscenities.
The Sheriff’s school resource deputy and a probation officer tried to grab the youth to get him out of the room, Anderson said.
“The boy pulled free and struggled with both of them for several minutes. The deputy injured her knee,” Anderson said.
“She did not need immediate medical attention and was able to finish her shift,” he added.
The student was eventually taken into custody, handcuffed and booked into juvenile hall on suspicion of felony obstructing and resisting an officer, misdemeanor battery on a school employee and creating a disturbance, Anderson said.
Operated by the Napa County Office of Education, Liberty High serves students who have been expelled from their former high schools or have been recommended by the county probation department.