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Drunk high school student punches deputy

Posted at 4:10 PM, Sep 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-12 16:10:55-04

A 16-year-old student from Clarence drunkenly assaulted a deputy outside of a school social function Friday evening.

According to the Erie County Sheriff's Office, during the event, a teacher asked the deputy to help escort the student out. The deputy noticed signs of intoxication and smelled a strong odor of alcohol while attempting to remove the girl.

Officials say while attempting to remove her, the student ran from the deputy and exited the school building. When the deputy spotted the girl he tried to detain her, but the student resisted and punched the deputy. At this time, a second deputy arrived to help place the student in custody.

The girl was charged with a felony count of assaulting an officer, misdemeanor counts of resisting arrest, false personation, and obstructing governmental administration, according to deputies.

The Sheriff's Office says she was also charged with harassment and disorderly conduct and later taken to the holding center.

The student was release later that night and will appear in Clarence Court at a later date.

The deputy who was punched received some facial and upper body injuries, but is expected to be back working soon.