WALKER – A Cass County deputy was injured while responding to an altercation at the high school here this week, an incident that resulted in four juveniles facing charges and a fifth receiving a citation.
The deputy, who was attempting to arrest one of the suspects, was kicked in the back by another juvenile. Medical reports show the deputy sustained redness, bruising and a possible fracture, a news release from the Cass County Attorney’s Office said Friday.
According to the news release:
One boy was charged with felony fourth-degree assault on a peace officer and a misdemeanor for fleeing a police officer. The other three juveniles – a boy and two girls – face misdemeanors for obstructing legal process with force or violence, while one has been charged with disorderly conduct.
One fifth juvenile, a boy, also faces a citation for disorderly conduct.
According to police reports, a verbal altercation between two groups of students had occurred Wednesday inside the Walker-Hackensack-Akeley School. Law enforcement were requested to respond to the school to help alleviate the altercation.
As officers were arriving, they saw a boy fleeing from building; he was detained for questioning by a Cass County deputy and became verbally and physically aggressive toward the officer.
The release said that due to the boy’s conduct, a deputy placed him under arrest. A second boy then ran up and kicked the deputy in the back.
Other officers assisted the deputy and both boys were taken into custody. As officers continued to deal with the males, two girls physically fought with officers in an apparent attempt to free the males.
The release said officers did not use stun guns during the incident.
Due to the age of the juveniles and the level of offenses charged, state law prohibits the release of the names of the juveniles.
Law enforcement agencies responding to the call were the Walker City Police Department, Cass County Sheriff’s Office, Leech Lake Tribal Police Department and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.