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Drunk student punched paramedic at school, police say

A Pasadena High School student punched a high school security officer and a paramedic while being taken from campus to the hospital Tuesday because he was intoxicated, according to Pasadena police.

At 3 p.m. Tuesday, Pasadena High security officers found the 15-year-old male, allegedly extremely intoxicated, at physical education class. As they attempted to place him in a golf cart to take him to the school nurse, he became verbally abusive and punched one of the officers on the shoulder. The boy then jumped into the driver’s seat of the cart, but the keys had been removed.

Paramedics arrived and the boy was again verbally abusive, and they restrained him before taking him to Huntington Memorial Hospital. As they loosened the restraints at the emergency room, the boy punched a paramedic in the face before he was again restrained. The teen was issued a citation for assault on a paramedic and was released to the custody of his parents.


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-- Bill Kisliuk, Times Community News

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