MANCHESTER — A 16-year-old student at Manchester’s Memorial High School faces weapons, assault and other charges after his arrest at the school Tuesday morning, police said.
Officers were called to the high school to investigate fireworks inside the school about 11:30 a.m., police said.
School officials had spoken with the teen about the firecrackers, which had been set off in school bathrooms, asking him to leave the building, police said.
The student refused, police said, and became unruly and disruptive when officers tried to speak with him. According to a news release, the student was yelling and swearing, and elbowing a detective and kicking an officer during his arrest.
Neither officer was seriously injured, police said.
During a search related to the arrest, police said, officers found a large knife inside the student’s backpack. He was charged with possession of a dangerous weapon in a school building, possession of a dangerous weapon, two counts of simple assault, criminal trespass and disorderly conduct, police said.
The juvenile was released to his mother at the police station, police said.