May 15, 2018 5:25 pm
Updated: May 16, 2018 2:03 pm

Student, 14, charged with assaulting Saskatoon police officer

A 14-year-old student is charged with assaulting a Saskatoon police officer.

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Saskatoon police say they arrested a 14-year-old student for assaulting an officer on Monday.

A member of police service’s school resource unit was at a school in the 1900-block of Preston Avenue South for an unrelated matter at roughly 11 a.m. CT.

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The officer was told a student was in a vulnerable state and possibly violent.

When the student was found, he attempted to run away and a foot chase ensued.

Police said while attempting to place the boy under arrest in a school stairwell, the student struck the officer several times.

The teenager was taken into custody and later charged with assaulting a peace officer.

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