The Side by Side Charter School in Norwalk was placed into lockdown shortly before 3 o’clock Monday afternoon after a 15 year old boy entered the building through a rear external classroom door in the schools annex building and then into the lobby.
A teacher confronted the teen and was escorting him out of the building when he punched the teacher in the face. The suspect was confronted by a second teacher who came to the aid of the first teacher.The second teacher was also punched in the face.The teen then left the building.
Officers responded to a 9-1-1 call and spotted the suspect. He then turned and ran.He was caught and arrested a short time later in the school’s parking lot.
Police believe the suspect was on some type of drug or drugs and he was taken to Norwalk Hospital for evaluation.He is known to officers.
Niether teacher was injured.
The suspect is charged with Criminal Trespass on School Grounds,Risk of Injury to a Minor, two counts of Assault and Possession of Less Than .5 Grams of Marijuana.