Charges Follow Bellevue West Scuffle

A scuffle between a School Resource Officer and a Bellevue West High School student prompted a brief call for help Tuesday.

It happened about 3:15 Tuesday afternoon.

Officials say a 17-year-old student was being escorted to the Dean’s Office in the course of a theft investigation. He was told he was being issued a citation for possession of a stolen iPhone.

The student reportedly became combative and began to punch holes in the wall of the school office. The Bellevue Police School Resource Officer attempted to restrain the student and take him into custody. Authorities say the student resisted.

The scuffle ensued. The Resource Officer activated the emergency button on his police radio indicating he needed help from another officer. The student was then restrained with the handcuffs.

Several Bellevue Police Department Officers responded to the school due to the activation of the emergency button.

There were no injuries. The teen was taken to the Sarpy County Juvenile Justice Center and is being charged with Possession of Stolen Property, Criminal Mischief, and Resisting Arrest.


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