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Blotter: Middle school student arrested after punching assistant principal

A Strickland Middle School student was taken to Denton County Juvenile Detention on Tuesday afternoon after punching an assistant principal at the school, according to police. 

A Denton police officer was called to assist faculty at about 1 p.m. during in-school suspension. There, an assistant principal gave the officer a written statement about an earlier altercation with the student. 

The administrator said she had been called to a classroom to assist with a "noncompliant" student. The student had been screaming that he was going to kill himself and refusing to follow orders, the report said. 

The student eventually swung his lanyard with a metal carabiner across the administrator's back, the woman said in the statement. After she tried take the lanyard away, the student proceeded to kick the woman in the shin, she said. 

The lanyard was taken away as the student jumped on his seat and tried to throw a desk, the report said. When the administrator tried to stop him by holding the desk, the student punched her in the face, she said. 

The woman said she was experiencing pain in her arm because she tried to deflect the punch. The student was arrested on a charge of assault of a public servant. He was taken to Denton County Juvenile Detention and released later that day. 

Other reports 

8100 block of Jim Christal Road — A pickup was recently stolen from a subcontractor's job site at a city electric substation, according to a Denton police report. 

Officer responded to the report at about 8 a.m. Wednesday and later found the stolen truck nearby, the report said. The report also said the subcontractor's equipment trailer was broken into, but it's unclear whether anything was taken from inside. 

The report did not specify the exact time of the theft or where police found the stolen truck. 

No arrests have been made. 

5700 block of Brookside Drive — A 35-year-old woman said her husband broke her nose on Tuesday but didn't want to elaborate to police, according to a police report. 

Denton officers first received a report of a domestic disturbance at a home in far south Denton at about 8 p.m. The caller was a family member of one of the people involved, but the report did not elaborate. The caller told police about an unspecified "incident" between the couple. 

Police said the husband had left the home when they arrived on the scene. After contacting the wife, she said she broke her nose but only offered vague information to responding officers. 

Police said she became "very uncooperative," according to the report. Officers filed what little information they could glean from the victim, and no arrests were made. 

1800 block of North Ruddell Street —  An 18-year-old woman said she had been sexually assaulted in Denton by a man she had just met, according to a police report. 

Denton police responded to the call at about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, but no arrests were made. The report did not specify the location of the alleged assault. 


From 7 a.m. Tuesday to 7 a.m. Wednesday:

The Denton County Sheriff's Office handled 990 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies it serves, and 30 people were booked into Denton County Jail.

Denton police handled 155 calls for service and made 10 arrests.

Denton firefighters handled 17 medical calls, two vehicles crashes and one call for public service.