Teachers Punched, Teen Arrested

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.

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