School Resource Officer Injured During Scuffle with Unruly Student
BROOKSVILLE – Around 10:00 am this morning, deputies responded to Endeavor Academy on Varsity Drive, after receiving an urgent call from School Resource Officer Richard Purchase.
According to officials, a male student began kicking the classroom door and causing a disturbance, after receiving discipline for being tardy. (RNRF has chosen to use the student’s alias “MONEY” in lieu of his true identity, due to his age (17)). When “Money” refused to obey the teacher’s requests to calm down, Deputy Purchase was summoned to handle the situation. As a result, “Money” became even more frustrated and began walking towards the parking lot. Once outside, Dep. Purchase placed “Money” in handcuffs, but “Money” pulled away, then turned and charged towards Dep. Purchase. “Money,” who is over 6’ tall, slammed full force into Dep. Purchase, causing him to fall backwards several feet, allowing “Money” to escape. Dep. Purchase was able to catch up with “Money” and take to the ground, where he continued to violently resist arrest, until additional deputies could arrive.
As a result of the altercation, Dep. Purchase injured his wrist; requiring medical attention.
“Money” was transported to the Department of Juvenile Justice and then transferred to a detention center in Ocala.
“Money” is charged with Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer, Resisting Arrest with Violence, and Disorderly Conduct.
Endeavor Academy is designed to help high risk students, who have faced criminal charges. It is the last step before expulsion.
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