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Posted on: February 21, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Student Arrested After He Becomes Assaultive on School Bus

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Student Arrested After He Becomes Assaultive on School Bus 


Spokane Valley Deputies arrested a student after he became disruptive and assaultive during this afternoon’s bus ride.  The suspect was booked into the Spokane County Detention Center on multiple charges.     

On February 21, 2020, at approximately 12:50 p.m., Spokane Valley Deputies responded to a report of a student who became disruptive on a Central Valley School District bus.  During this incident, the 14-year-old male suspect with special needs assaulted another student, an adult female paraeducator, and the adult female bus driver who had pulled over near Pierce and Maxwell to assist.

During this violent outburst, the suspect punched the paraeducator multiple times in the head, broke out a bus window, and threatened to kill one of the staff.

Deputies quickly arrived and took the suspect into custody.  Spokane Valley Fire and AMR crews responded to the scene to provide medical attention for what generally appeared to be minor injuries received during the assault.  However, the paraeducator was transported to a hospital for additional treatment and to be evaluated.    

 The suspect was transported and booked into the Spokane County Detention Center for Assault 3rd Degree, Harassment-Threats to Kill, two counts of Assault 4th Degree and Malicious Mischief 3rd Degree. 

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