Dominion High School student arrested for assaulting Loudoun County Sheriff's Office school resource officer
A Dominion High School student was arrested after he assaulted a Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office school resource officer Thursday afternoon, according to the sheriff's office.
 
The incident reportedly happened shortly after 1 p.m. when a member of the school’s administrative staff was attempting to have the student go to the office from the school’s cafeteria. The student refused and assaulted the staff member, according to the sheriff's office.
 
The LCSO deputy assigned to the school then approached the student and attempted to calm him down. The student reportedly assaulted the deputy who defended himself while taking the student into custody.   
 
The student has been charged with felony obstruction of justice by force, assault on a school official, felony assault on a law enforcement officer, disorderly conduct in a school and destruction of property.
 
The deputy was taken to a local hospital for treatment of his injuries. 
 
The juvenile's identity is not being released at this time.
 

(53) comments

amerigirl

Cowbell, how do you know this is not his first incident? What was any other type of incident he was in? I think he should be accountable also, but I am not willing to go so far as to start comparing a high school incident to “criminal activity, illegals, terrorists and/or gangs” without proof. I don’t know if he was a victim and that is what caused this, and I bet you don’t either. I will not pass as the judge and jury without the entire story.

More Cowbell

It's called my job. You're a hoot, You make this young man into a victim and claim no proof. But it seems like you always know the story...NOT!

workhardgetahead

You wont pass as the Judge and Jury? Wow, that's a new one from you Amerigirl.

RoundHillGuy

Play stupid games, Win stupid prizes. Glad he got arrested.

amerigirl

Chris, as I said, it is not the press, legally the school and law enforcement are not allowed to do so. Though most legitimate media respects the rights of students and those under 18. So, if the school and law enforcement can not give out the name then unless the media is some sleazy rag that post kids names, you won’t see it. Any reputable paper will say that the name is being withheld because the person is a minor, just as reputable papers do for victims.

amerigirl

also that is why Juvenal records are sealed and destroyed when the person becomes 19.

More Cowbell

You might think they're destroyed and he should be tried as an adult.

amerigirl

even if he is not an adult? Where is your fairness?

Me123

First no one on here has the right to say anything about this kid I know this kid and he is a good kid if you don't know what happened then don't say anything my daughter went to that school and was always harassed by the staff so unless you were there then you know nothing and the video does not show the whole thing

amerigirl

Most of the people that comment don't really care they are a bunch of racist alarmist that think the white people are under attack. they also will put a republican spin on anything .

More Cowbell

No, most want them held accountable. Most don't condone criminals activity, illegals, terrorists and/or gangs like you and several others on here. You and media make him out to be the victim, but on two occasions he disobeyed orders from an adult in charge. This was not his first incident. He should be booted from LCPS.

workhardgetahead

It's the Peanuts Cartoon School Teacher checking in.

LoudounPulse

Everybody is a good person, until they are not. If you do not realize that hitting an officer is a felony, then you deserve a lesson that you'll never forget.

amerigirl

...and teen's are know for making good choices? They usually just react, with maturity will come the rest.

EdMyers

So the best way to teach children not to use violence to solve disputes is to beat them up? I don't get the logic of those who wanted the child beat up in front of the rest of the students. The "I was defending myself" excuse doesn't work for bullied children who will end up suspended if they try to defend themselves with violence. The posters below definitely send mixed messages about the merits of using violence to achieve one's goals.

amerigirl

So true.

Chris McHale

Ed - What would you have the officer do? All reports state that the kid started swinging at the officer. Certainly you don't want the officer to shoot, tase or deploy OC spray in a area filled with other kids. Restraining someone that is swinging at you is very difficultas you risk being knocked out. Backing away while someone is swinging at you is difficult because you can trip over something as your focus is forward and not what is behind you feet/legs. Talking to someone while they are swinging at you is very unlikely that you are being heard. Honestly - What would you have the officer do?

amerigirl

Chris, don’t you think that the officer is trained so he should be able to restrain the kid, difficult or not? You are not trained for that type of situation, which is why you can come up with those scenarios, but he is. You don’t know the circumstances either, it could be that that student was just traumatized by another student(s) and could be a victim. If that is the situation would you want to try to traumatize him further?

feathers

"juvenile's identity is not being released at this time". Is he suspected of being an illegal alien? Remember, when they claim to be 14 years old, they can (and often are) 22-24+ years old. That's part of the "undocumented" problem, we don't know who in the heck these people are. How would you like your 14 year old daughter "pursued" by a 23 year old illegal - it happens, trust me.

amerigirl

Wow that's a real jump as to why the name is not released. Just because the kid was bad doesn't mean he is illegal, please no more paranoid scenarios it was probably not available to them and if he is under 18 they can't use his name without permission.

Chris McHale

The news is allowed to release the name but elects not to. I have no issue with them not releasing the name unless the individual is convicted as an adult.

amerigirl

Chris, sorry but it is illegal to release the name of minors in Virginia without the express permission of the custodian. Legally the school and law enforcement are not allowed to do so.

Chris McHale

amerigirl- please provide the statute that you are referring to as I have searched and not found anything that prevents the PRESS from releasing the name. The school, sure, the police I guess, but the press does not have such a restriction that I can find.

DavisB

wait, are you saying that the schools and the police do not know anything about this kid and that you have more expertise in this matter is greater then theirs? Do you know something specific or are you simply making up stuff?

amerigirl

What is with you and the status of the kid? This isn't about his legal status it's about an incident that happened in the school. It doesn't matter how old he claims to be because he needs proof of age, identity, county residency and immunizations documentation before he can start school. Even if he was an immigrant he can only attend public school until he is 22, 20 if not an immigrant.

alliav11

Hey @feathers LEGALLY no one can disclose a minors name unless they are being charged like an adult or they have parental consent so please educate yourself and stop assuming he is undocumented because it also has NOTHING to do with what happened in that school. And “trust me” if you’re going to comment on anyone’s legal status please do your research and have some kind of evidence to back your comment. And once again... STATUS OF THIS CHILD HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE INCIDENT

AirPods

In that situation if I was the cop I would have destroyed that kid. Pinned him on the floor and put him on cuffs, This cop wasted his time and almost put all these innocent kids in danger

amerigirl

And what if you then found out that the reason this kid was acting this way was because he had been traumatized by other students? What if some the other students weren't so innocent? The cop is hopefully trained on how to deal with the situation. That's why cops are not the judge and jury, they are the enforcers.

Loudoun4Trump

Kid needs to do some time....completely out of control....cop did the right thing and was way too restrained for my liking....cop did a great job maintaining his composure....I would have body slammed the disrespectful punk....

amerigirl

If you did that then you should be arrested. You don't know the circumstances and automatically assume the kid is acting this way for really no reason at all.

MC8787

if he deploys pepper spray in a classroom full of kids you will have multiple people affected instead of the aggressor. The deputy took a shot and apprehended the aggressor. When you get hit and things escalate very fast, everyone reacts different and you hope the training you received kicks in. Easy to second guess after the incident.

concernedcitizen221

As a student who was actually there, I saw the fight first hand. The fight started after the Principal had tried to calm the student down and told the student to go to the office. The student refused to leave the cafeteria, then pushed the Principal. After that, the Resource officer was brought in. The SRO calmly approached the student with his hand cuffs in his hand. Then the student immediately started attacking the officer in the face. The officer tried to restrain the student, but the student kept fighting, eventually slamming the deputy into the lunch table next to mine. The school administrators told us to leave the cafeteria. They had eventually been able to move the fight to the kitchen. From what I could see, the officer's nose was bleeding. I could not see if the student had sustained injury. BTW I have better footage.

feathers

Is he an illegal?

workhardgetahead

Most likely since the is no mention of name.

romano

those of you criticizing the officer are either naive or just plain stupid. The officer should have pounded that punk into submission. That was a large "kid"...with no respect for the law, like many today in eastern Loudoun. The officer should have used more extreme measures to neutralize him to discourage others in the future. Unfortunately, force is the only language many of those punks understand.

heyyousleaze

So much for LCPS' much-ballyhooed new Seclusion & Restraint Policy. The ink on that policy hadn't even dried before it was violated.

Dallasfanindc

The video are never shown long enough from the media to protect the police actions in the public Im sure the kids have a longer version on social media to determine this better and thing you do is take him down to the ground not throw punches back we have no words said so what sparked punches to be throw if you tried to calm him down THE TRUTH MAKES SENSE

workhardgetahead

Hopefully ICE is involved and the word deportation is being floated around . This punk, if undocumented, needs to go back to where he came from. There is no tolerance assaulting law enforcement.

amerigirl

You're right.there should be no tolerance assaulting law enforcement.But really did you have to say something about him being illegal when you don't have a clue? Can't you just wait for the results like normal people do? You really let your racist side show.

Me123

Even if he is undocumented this is still a child and the video is not showing what happened before so to just say send him back is just ignorant

More Cowbell

A child would listen.

scottgoodspeed

The deputy carries a firearm and cannot afford to become incapacitated against an aggressor for his safety and everyone else’s.

John M

Sure, scottgoodspeed, the Deputy should have just asked the young gentleman to please stop punching him, and then offered to get him a juice box. What world do you live in? This Deputy not only had to protect himself, he had to protect other kids. What if the kid landed a lucky shot that knocked the Deputy unconscious, then took his gun? You have got to be kidding me.

scottgoodspeed

Right. Well, I was defending the deputy’s actions so we appear to live in a world where even though we agree you’re still criticquing my comment. This is why sane people hate the comments section of the internet.

John M

My comment should have been directed to LoudounClear. Apologies to scottgoodspeed.

amerigirl

I don't think you read his post correctly, he was defending the resource officer.

LoudounClear

Knowing nothing more than I see in that bit of video, I have to wonder about the deputy throwing punches. Surely there's a better way to subdue someone. Maybe he was surprised and forgot his training and resorted to throwing punches but that's a bad look--no matter what preceded it.

KK153

You’ve clearly never been in a physical altercation

PlebeianKing36

Well unfortunately that student has become an aggressive resister. That deputy would be justified in using his pepper spray or even his ASP baton to subdue that individual. However the pepper spray would be bad due to distance and number of innocent teenagers in the back ground. Deputy used restraint by throwing punches rather than resort to the fully justified use of the baton. I applaud his use of the most minimal ammount of force he was justified to use.

Qwertyuiop

The deputy got sucker punched. Would you have preferred the deputy use pepper spray, a taser, or his gun to subdue the student? I think fists were the correct choice.

John Simpson

You're right. He should have tazed him.

More Cowbell

Doubt he forgot his training. You can thank the media for why all these people don't obey police or authority. and going forward, Loudoun law enforcement will be much quicker to pull out pepper spray, taser and/or gun, thanks to this student.

scottva

What planet are you from? Really, "forgot his training"? The exact opposite LoudounUnclear. The cop tried calming the student down to avoid any confrontation. Well, that didn't work so the student decided to attack the cop. A cops training doesn't include standing there while someone assaults you. You must be referring to different news article, because it's completely unimaginable that someone would knowingly post a comment like yours.

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