On Monday, April 15, a Gresham police officer took a student at Gresham High School into custody after the student was asked to leave the school and refused.
Concerns over ongoing issues with the student's behavior prompted school officials to ask the student to leave campus, but the student refused to cooperate and the School Resource Officer was called to the incident.
"Despite attempts to de-escalate the situation," the student continued to resist leaving and the SRO handcuffed the student and removed the student from the school, according to Gresham Police Lt. John Rasmussen.
Neither the officer nor the student was injured.
"The student was not tackled," Rasmussen said, addressing rumors to the contrary.
Rasmussen declined to say what prompted the student to be asked to leave school or identify the student's sex, race or age. The case has been referred to the juvenile courts, Rasmussen said.
A spokeswoman for the Gresham-Barlow School District declined to comment, directing inquiries to the Gresham Police.
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