Teen accused of illegally entering Tiverton High School, being ‘combative’ with police

This is a file photo of Tiverton High School. (WLNE)

TIVERTON, R.I. (WLNE) — Tiverton police are charging a 16-year-old for illegally going into Tiverton High School and then being combative with officers.

Capt. Michael Miguel said the matter began just after 8 a.m. Wednesday, after police responded to Tiverton High School for a report of a person who was not supposed to be on school grounds.

Upon arrival, police saw a teen walking out of the high school wearing a black ski mask, black sweatshirt, and black pants. The boy also had a black backpack.

As a result, the school was placed on lockdown until the teen was taken into custody, according to Miguel.

Miguel said the boy was known to school officials and was also known by police through prior matters.

Police said it was determined that the teen did not attend the school, was not permitted to be on school grounds, and created “a disturbance” once he learned police were responding.

The 16-year-old told police that he went to the school to hang out with friends, said Miguel.

The teen added he had taken the school bus and went into the school with students at the beginning of the day, though police said they later determined he was dropped off at the school via a car and was let in by a student.

He was arrested and charged with disturbance of public assembly and disorderly contact. Additionally, he was issued a no trespass order.

The boy was then taken to Tiverton Police Headquarters and  Miguel said during the booking process, the boy “became combative” with police.

“A struggle ensued resulting in minor injuries to the male and two officers,” Miguel explained.

The boy was additionally charged with a second count of disorderly conduct as well as obstruction of an officer in the execution of their duty.

The 16-year-old was taken to Newport Hospital as a precaution before he was arraigned at Newport Family Court.

He was released to a parent with several conditions for his release.

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