Teen Calls Arrest Cruel And Unusual

Investigation continues into a scuffle between a Bryan High School resource officer and a senior. The 17 year-old senior, Kevin Tucker, was arrested on numerous charges, but not before his head smashed a glass door.

It happened on February 14 during Tucker's lunch period. He tells WOWT Six News he was on his way to the principals office with the school resource officer after refusing to put his phone away at lunch.

On the way Tucker said he asked the officer if he could step outside to get fresh air.

"He said no you can't go outside to get any fresh air. And I just asked him please again, and he said no. And I was heading toward the door to get fresh air myself. And before I even got to touch the door, he slammed me to the ground and told me I was arrested," said Tucker.

Pinned on the ground, Tucker admits he struggled against the officer and a security guard. He said when he was down on the ground, cuffs were placed on his wrists.

"I pulled my arm away twice, once from Officer Larson when he slammed me on the ground, and once from the security guard, then that is when they slammed me into the window," said Tucker. "Never did I throw a fist at them, try to kick them, bite them or anything like that."

After shattering the glass in the door, Tucker was taken to the hospital. His mother, Mildred Tucker, said when she found him at the hospital he was handcuffed to the hospital bed.

There he underwent X-rays and a cat-scan. Doctors told Tucker he received a minor concussion from the incident.

At this point, Tucker is facing expulsion and five serious charge.

Just talking about it brings tears to Mildred's eyes.

"It could have been handled differently. And I feel that, it should, I should have been called immediately, when I was called my son was already at the hospital," said Mildred Tucker.

The whole scuffle was captured on school security cameras and it's that video police and tucker know to hold the truth. Unfortunately, that video has not been released to the public.

Tucker will appear in court on Tuesday, February 18 at the Sarpy County Courthouse. His charges include: assault on an officer, assault in the third degree, resisting arrest, criminal mischief and disturbing the peace.


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