A 15-year-old Wauwatosa boy was arrested Friday at Wauwatosa West High School after he refused to comply with school orders and then fought furiously with a police officer.
The boy had been arrested Sept. 24 on a municipal charge of disorderly conduct for getting in a fight at a West football game on Sept. 21, and was called to the school office Friday to hear his Social Probation Plan explained.
When told he would not be allowed to attend the upcoming Homecoming dance, he became enraged, began to curse foully, shouting that he would fight whenever and wherever he wanted. He said he would not comply with the plan, and tried to leave the office.
The police officer ordered him to stay and calm down, but he refused, cursed the officer, and again made to leave.
When the officer took him by the arm, he squared off to fight, saying the officer should not put his hands on him. He had to be taken to the floor, and struggling the whole time, he was handcuffed only with the assistance of the principal and assistant principal.
Additional police officers had to be called, and it was decided to seek a state criminal charge of disorderly conduct and to have the boy held at the Vel Phillips Juvenile Justice Facility. Juvenile court authorities agreed.
The boy asked to speak to his mother, and police phoned her. An officer explained the situation and asked if she would like to speak to her son. Not particularly, she said.
The officer told her that the boy really wanted to speak to her, and she agreed to talk to him. He whined that the police had laid hands on him, upon which his mother demanded the officer get back on the line – and then she lambasted him for touching her son.
Besides this and his Sept. 21 arrest for fighting, the boy had been arrested in June on a curfew violation, on March 21 for disorderly conduct for fighting in the school cafeteria, and in February for possession of drug paraphernalia.