Three Teens Charged in Assault on Police Officer at Michigan High School

Three teens charged for assaulting a police officer during a fight at a Michigan high school, highlighting the risks faced by law enforcement and the need for school safety measures.

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Three Teens Charged in Assault on Police Officer at Michigan High School

Three Teens Charged in Assault on Police Officer at Michigan High School

Three teenagers have been charged for allegedly injuring a police officer during a fight at Lincoln High School in Warren, Michigan on Monday. The most serious charge is assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder.

The incident occurred around 2:50 pm when Danasia Kennedy-Johnson, 18, of Eastpointe and Xavier Tayvione-Demarr Jones, 18, of Warren were on school grounds with the intention of fighting a student on a bus. When two Warren police officers attempted to arrest Jones, he resisted, causing them all to fall to the ground. The officers were struggling to bring Jones under control when a 17-year-old Eastpointe juvenile and Kennedy-Johnson allegedly assaulted one of the officers.

The officer suffered a serious head injury and was admitted to the hospital in serious condition. "The officer may have suffered a concussion," stated Macomb County Prosecutor Peter J. Lucido. The officer has since been released from the hospital and is recovering at home.

Kennedy-Johnson was charged with assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder, a 10-year felony, as well as assaulting/resisting/obstructing a police officer causing injury and disorderly person. The 17-year-old juvenile was charged with a four-year felony of assaulting/resisting/obstructing a police officer causing injury, as well as aggravated assault and disorderly person. Jones faces three counts of assaulting/resisting/obstructing a police officer and disorderly person.

Why this matters: This incident highlights the risks faced by police officers, even in a school setting, and the serious consequences for those who assault law enforcement. It also raises concerns about violence in schools and the need for measures to ensure the safety of students and staff.

The three defendants were arraigned and ordered to wear GPS tethers and have no contact with each other, witnesses, or Lincoln High School if released on bond. "Violence against police officers is unacceptable and will be met with the full force of the law," Lucido stated. The investigation into the incident is ongoing, and the Warren Consolidated Schools district has said they are fully cooperating with authorities.

Key Takeaways

  • 3 teens charged for injuring police officer in school fight
  • Assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder
  • Officer suffered serious head injury, now recovering at home
  • Defendants ordered to wear GPS tethers, no contact with each other
  • Violence against police unacceptable, will be met with full force of law