MANATEE COUNTY, Fla. -- A school resource officer arrested a 12-year-old student at King Middle School after the student refused to follow orders by school officials and struck the officer with his fist.
Reports say the student was in the cafeteria during breakfast when he left his seat to confront another student. The school dean asked him to return to his seat and the student refused multiple times.
When asked to leave the cafeteria and report to the office, the student refused. The school resource officer was called and informed the student he was causing a disruption in the cafeteria and needed to leave.
When the student still refused to move, the officer told him he was under arrest grabbing his right wrist. The student resisted arrest and yelled, "Don't f#@!ing touch me."
Students nearby became upset.
The officer grabbed the student a second time asking him not to resist arrest. The student swung at the officer twice striking him once in the neck and shoulder and attempted to dig his nails into the officers hand.
The student did not stop resisting until he was handcuffs.