BUFFALO, N.Y. -- A 16-year-old Clarence student was arrested Friday evening after she allegedly assaulted an Erie County Sheriff Deputy outside of a school event.
Officials say the incident started when a teacher asked a deputy, who was working at the event, to help with a student who was visibly intoxicated.
The report states the deputy observed the teenager showing signs of being drunk and he smelled a strong odor of alcohol coming from the student. The deputy tried to move the student to a room outside of where the school event was being held. The female student ran from the deputy and left the school.
The deputy spotted the student and tried to detain her, but she reacted by allegedly striking the deputy with a closed fist, officials say.
The deputy sustained some facial and upper body injuries and is expected to be working again soon. Another deputy arrived on the scene and placed the student under custody.
The teenager, whose name has not been released, was charged with assaulting an officer, a felony, and the misdemeanor counts of resisting arrest, false personation and obstructing governmental administration. In addition, the student was charged with harassment and disorderly conduct.
After being taken to a holding center, the student was released later that night and has future court proceedings in Clarence.