Update: Four Juveniles Charged in Connection with High School Altercation

By KBJR News 1

Update: Four Juveniles Charged in Connection with High School Altercation

October 12, 2012 Updated Oct 12, 2012 at 1:15 PM CDT

Walker, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) --- Four juveniles have been charged in connection with an altercation at the Walker High School that resulted in an officer allegedly being assaulted.

According to Cass County Attorney Christopher Strandlie, two juvenile boys and two juvenile girls were arraigned in court following an incident that occurred on Wednesday at Walker High School.

According to police reports, a verbal altercation between two groups of students occurred inside the school.

Law enforcement was called to the school to help alleviate the altercation.

When arriving on scene, officers say they saw a man fleeing from the building. Authorities detained the man for questioning, however officers say the man became verbally and physically aggressive toward the officer.

Officers placed the man under arrest due to his behavior.

While the deputy was placing the man under arrest, a second man ran up and allegedly kicked the deputy in the back.

Other officers assisted the deputy with taking both males into custody.

Medical reports say that redness and bruising were visible and there is a possible fracture from the alleged assault.

As officers were taking the two men into custody, two juvenile girls allegedly physically fought with officers in what appeared to be an attempt to free the two men.

Officers say that no one was tazed during the incident.

One of the juvenile males was charged with a felony offense of 4th degree assault on a peace officer resulting in demonstrable bodily harm and misdemeanor fleeing a peace officer on foot.

The other three juveniles that were arrested have been charged with gross misdemeanor offense of obstructing legal process with force of violence. Two of the juveniles were also charged with fleeing on foot.

One of the juvenile girls was additionally charged with disorderly conduct for her alleged role in the disturbance that occurred inside the school.

A fifth juvenile male was given a citation for disorderly conduct for his alleged role in the incident as well.

The Walker City Police Department, Cass County Sheriff’s Office, Leech Lake Tribal Police Department and the Minnesota DNR all assisted in the initial response to the situation.

The incident remains under investigation by the Walker City Police Department and the Cass County Sheriff’s Office.

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