A 15-year-old Liberty High School student is facing criminal charges after police say he grabbed staff members’ breasts while possibly under the influence of LSD.
Around 10:30 a.m. last Wednesday, a school resource officer reported hearing a teacher yelling, “Do not touch me” while screaming for help. The officer reported seeing the suspect running down the hallway and into the parking lot.
He was stopped outside and ordered to return into the school at which time he started mumbling about breasts and making other incoherent statements, police said.
Police said the suspect then said, “Come here, b**ch” to a staff member. He then pushed her into the wall while grabbing her buttocks and breasts, according to a police report.
While the school resource officer was trying to handcuff the boy, the officer reported that he lunged for another staff member and grabbed her breasts “aggressively.”
Other staff members had to help get the boy under control. He was put into a police cruiser where police say he began licking the windows.
Police said the boy then kicked through the window of the partition, kicking a police officer in the head.
Several officers then got the boy onto a gurney, and he was taken to the hospital for a medical evaluation.
Paramedics asked the boy what he had taken, and he responded, “LSD, man” before yelling “big d**k” and “big t**s,” according to the report.
Police said while the suspect was in the hospital, he began yelling that he was “an Avenger” and he tried to strangle a nurse with her stethoscope.
Police said during his evaluation, the boy once more stated that he had done LSD and advised hospital staff that his dog had given it to him.
After his release from the hospital, the suspect was taken to the Trumbull County Juvenile Justice Center. He faces charges of vandalism, resisting arrest, gross sexual imposition and assault.
The Liberty School District released the following statement about the incident:
The Liberty Local School District’s highest priority is always the safety of its students and staff. In partnership with our full-time school resource officer and the Liberty Township Police Department, Liberty Local Schools’ staff is able to efficiently resolve any issue that may arise throughout the school day.
Liberty Local Schools would like to stress the incident being reported by the media did not take place in any common student areas or in any regular classrooms. Due to the quick action of our staff and school resource officer, the situation was quickly diffused and turned over to the Liberty Police Department.
Editor’s note: We generally do not identify juvenile suspects, unless charged as an adult.