Student charged in Detroit high school teacher attack

Charles E. Ramirez
The Detroit News
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Detroit — A Cody High School student has been arrested for allegedly attacking a substitute teacher in a classroom, according to officials.

In a statement, officials with the Detroit Public Schools Community District confirmed the attack happened Thursday and said the student was arrested.

"We are terribly disappointed that one of our students would attack a substitute teacher because she made administration aware that he had drugs in his possession," the statement said. "The student has been arrested and will not return to the school."

Detroit Police officials said the arrest was made by the district's police officers and referred all questions about the incident to the school district.

The Wayne County Prosecutor's Office said it has charged the student, 14, in connection with the assault of the 63-year-old teacher.

The student is accused of striking and kicking the teacher, authorities said.

He has been charged with aggravated assault, possession of marijuana and creating a disturbance in school. He is scheduled to have a preliminary hearing at the Juvenile Detention Center Friday afternoon.

The high school is located near Joy Road and the Southfield Freeway on the city's west side.

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