Two officers injured in scuffle with Madison middle school student

MADISON (WKOW) — Two Madison police officers were injured while attempting to remove a student from Jefferson Middle School Wednesday morning.

School staff had called for police after the student, age 12, who was supposed to be suspended, came to school, battered one classmate and threatened another with a fire extinguisher, according to a Madison Police Department incident report.

She was also being loud and threatening others with violence.

Officers, school staff, and a family member tried to de-escalate the situation, calm the student, and provide options for leaving.

The plan was to issue her citations and provide her the opportunity for restorative justice, according to police.

However the student fought with officers, striking one in the mouth. She also kicked the officers.

One was treated for whiplash and shoulder injuries. The other suffered a split lip and abrasions.

The student was taken to the Juvenile Reception Center on tentative charges of substantial battery to a law enforcement officer, battery to a law enforcement officer, disorderly conduct, trespass, and resisting/obstructing.

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