Randall High Student Arrested After Assaulting Liaison Officer
An incident went down at Randall High School between a student and the School Liaison officer.
On Tuesday, April 25th, at 1:50 pm, the School Liaison Officer at Randall High School detained a student for an investigation involving vandalism. The student was 16 years old. When the officer detained the student, he became aggressive and tried to take the officer's weapon. The student assaulted the officer as well as other Randall High School Staff. The student was subdued and was arrested for two counts of assault on a Public Servant, and attempting to take a weapon from a Peace Officer. The 16-year-old suspect was treated for injuries. They were booked into the Youth Center of the High Plains. The Liaison Officer was treated for injuries at a local medical facility and then released.
Due to the fact that the suspect is a minor, no other information will be released. Randall High School posted on its Facebook page a thank you to Officer Slatten for keeping the campus safe.
According to multiple comments on social media the students at the time of the incident were locked in their classrooms for safety. There is no indication that the school was placed on lockdown.
Either way, this officer was able to do his job and subdue the students and keep the rest of the students and faculty safe. Hopefully, an incident like this will not happen again. Thankfully, no other students or staff were seriously hurt.