Student Arrested After Fight with School Deputy

Lunchtime at Dominion High School was disrupted this afternoon when a student assaulted a school resource officer in the crowded cafeteria.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, the altercation 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. The student refused multiple times and assaulted the staff member. The deputy assigned to the school approached the student and attempted to calm him down. The student then turned and assaulted, with a fist fight erupting until student was subdued and removed.

The deputy was taken to a local hospital for treatment. The student refused medical treatment. He was taken to the Loudoun Juvenile Detention Center. Juvenile petitions are pending.

Principal John Brewer alerted parents to the incident in an email message. “Earlier today, our SRO was assaulted by a Dominion High School student. The assault occurred during lunch in the cafeteria. Many of our students witnessed it. Because this matter involves possible action by law enforcement, I cannot offer further details. I am reaching out to ask you to remind your student to be respectful of school staff at all times. If you have concerns you may contact me at W.John.Brewer@lcps.org.”

The student faces felony charges of obstruction of justice by force and assault on a law enforcement officer and misdemeanor charges of assault on a school official, disorderly conduct, and destruction of property.

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