GC PD: Student attacks staff, police officers after cell phone taken away

posted by Ray Rivera, Digital Producer - 

GOOSE CREEK, SC (WCSC) -

Goose Creek police say a 13-year-old student is in protective custody after he attacked school staff, fellow students and police officers after his cell phone was taken from him. 

It happened at the Mevers School of Excellence. 

At 3:30 p.m., police received a 911 call for help at the school involving a student assaulting staff members. 

Police say officers arrived at the school, and after a struggle were able to restrain and secure the student.

A report states officers determined that the student became unruly after having his cell phone taken. 

GCPD officials say the student then assaulted several staff members and fellow students.

In addition, police reported that during the struggle, one officer was bitten on his hand.

"A second officer is being treated for having been spit upon in the eye," GCPD officials said.

There are no reported injuries by staff or students, according to police. 

"The student in question has been taken into protective custody and is being transported for medical evaluation," police said."His parent has been notified." 

Miles Livingston was at the school waiting in his truck to pick up his daughter when she told him something was going on in the cafeteria. 

"I rolled down the window and it was kind of surreal," Livingston said."There were four to five teachers trying to hold this kid down who was going crazy."

Livingston said as he and his daughter were leaving, law enforcement quickly arrived at the school to assist school staff. 

Video taken by Livingston showed several police officers, EMS units and a fire truck arriving at the scene. 

Authorities said the incident will be fully investigated and a determination on charges, if any, will be made in the near future.

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