Law and Order Gary
February 19, 2013 4:06PM
Updated: February 19, 2013 9:47PM
Two students face battery charges
Two Roosevelt High School students were arrested in separate incidents Monday.
About 9:15 a.m., a 16-year-old girl balked at in-school suspension and instead called her mother from the office, police said.
The girl, who is pregnant, said she needed to get a house key from her sister, but then made a scene in that classroom.
Sgt. Timothy Tatum, who was working as a security guard, took the teen by the arm to escort her out of the building, but she slapped him and became loud and more uncooperative. She was arrested and charged with battery on law enforcement and disorderly conduct.
Four hours later, a 54-year-old teacher reported a battery, saying the students in her class were having a pen fight and a pen struck her, police spokeswoman Cpl. Gabrielle King said.
A 14-year-old boy was arrested and charged with battery and resisting law enforcement, King said.