BHS student assaults security officer

A security officer at Bainbridge High School was allegedly assaulted by a student during school hours Thursday, May 8.

Bainbridge Island Police Chief Matthew Hamner said the teenager was arrested for second-degree assault after the security officer allegedly confronted him over a school violation and a physical altercation ensued.

"We take these things serious," Hamner said.

"I want to ensure the safety of the high school … and make sure young people understand that there are consequences."

No weapons were believed to have been used, Hamner said.

But, police reported, the security officer sustained injuries that required a medical professional to evaluate.

Since not all injuries can be seen with the naked eye, Hamner said the charges against the student will depend on the final results of the medical evaluation.

The severity of the injuries may prompt a lower or higher charge than second-degree assault, Hamner said.

The medical results are still pending.

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