Teen attacks teacher at Norwalk school - WNEM TV 5

Teen attacks teacher at Norwalk school

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Faculty at one school in Norwalk will, no doubt, be extra vigilant Tuesday after a teenager broke into a school and assaulted two teachers Monday.

The incident was reported at the Side By Side Charter School while classes were in session, and police said the teen was able to get into the school annex through an unlocked door.

According to eyewitnesses, the teen first started to bang on a classroom door at the school, but entered the school's annex through another door that was closed but not locked.

Police said the 15-year-old walked through the classroom and into the lobby.

Police said a teacher stopped him and was escorting him out of the school when the teen took a swing, punching him in the face. Another teacher came to help and, according to police, the teen punched him in the face as well.

To keep students at the pre-k through eighth-grade school safe, the school briefly went into lockdown, and Norwalk police officers were on the scene in less than a minute as the school is just down the street from the police station.

Officers spotted the teen and said he took off running toward the back of the school. Police said he then hopped a wooden railing of a classroom deck and made it to the parking lot, where officers grabbed him and placed him under arrest.

Police said they are familiar with the teenager and said that, based on his behavior and his motor skills, police believe he was on some sort of drugs.

As for the two teachers - they're expected to recover.

The teen now faces a number of charges including criminal trespassing on school grounds, risk of injury to a minor, two counts of assault and possession of marijuana.

He was released to his grandmother on a promise to appear in court and will be in court on Wednesday.

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