Teen arrested for attacking teacher with snowball - WNEM TV 5

Teen arrested for attacking teacher with snowball

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BRIDGEPORT, CT (WFSB) -

A snowball assault on a teacher in Bridgeport landed a teen behind bars Tuesday.

Police said the 15-year-old boy was a former student of the teacher at Central High School and had been told several times to stay away from the property.

"He just laughed," said the teacher, who preferred not to identify herself. "Just laughed, running out of the room."

She said the snowball was as hard as ice and hurt.

At first, officers said they could not find the teen. However, they said he was spotted later in the day and arrested.

Police charged him with trespassing and assault.

As of Wednesday, the teacher said she still has a lump on her head.

"Not good, not doing good at all," she told Eyewitness News. "It still hurts and I still have a headache."

Now, she's questioning how safe her school really is.

School officials said the building does have metal detectors that all students must pass through on their way inside.

"Last night I was sitting here thinking 'what if it was a knife, what if it was a gun,'" she said.

The teacher also said she cannot think of a reason for the attack and is not sure when she'll return to work.

"It's hard. It's really hard. I'm still trying to figure out why he singled me out," she said. "I still don't know why he did it."

The teen will face a juvenile judge on Feb 14.

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