Middle School Student Accused of Assaulting Teacher, Threatening Cop

13-year-old student was arrested after an altercation in Milford on Friday

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    A middle school student in Milford is accused of assaulting a teacher and threatening a police officer on Friday.

    Milford police have arrested a 13-year-old Westshore Middle School student accused of assaulting a teacher and threatening to shoot one of the investigating officers.

    A representative of Westshore Middle School called Milford police at 1:19 p.m. on Friday to report that a student, who had since left the school, had assaulted a teacher. The responding officer found the student in a parking lot on Lenox Avenue.

    The student became verbally abusive with the officer, took a fighting stance, and threatened to take the officer’s gun and shoot him with it, according to police. The teen then charged at the officer swinging his fists and hit the officer in the left temple area. While fighting with the officer, the teen tried to grab the officer's gun but was unsuccessful, police said.

    The police officer suffered minor injuries.

    According to police, the student hit a teacher in the face after an incident that involved the student’s cell phone.

    The 13-year-old was charged with assault on a police officer, interfering with police, third-degree assault, second-degree threatening, and second-degree breach of peace.

    The student was transported to a local hospital for an emergency evaluation and he is scheduled to appear in juvenile court.