Skip to main content

WI high school freshman charged with felony, accused of trapping teacher in classroom

  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

A freshman high school student in Wisconsin is charged with a felony after authorities say the student refused to let a teacher out of the classroom.

This embed is invalid

Channel 3000 reports the Beloit Memorial High School student was taken out of class Thursday, but returned after school – at that point the student stood in front of the classroom door and threatened the teacher with a fan, refusing to let the teacher leave.

The teacher emailed for help and tried to "de-escalate" the situation, WIFR reports. The student eventually fled and was later caught.

The student is charged with felony false imprisonment, according to reports.

Both news stations also discuss teacher and school safety, and what measures can be considered.

This embed is invalid

A couple years ago, NEA Today put together an article asking whether violence against teachers was an "overlooked crisis."

The site cited a statistic from the American Psychological Association that found 80 percent of the K-12 teachers surveyed were "victimized at school at least once in the current school year or prior year."

About half reported harassment, while others noted theft or property damage; one-fourth of respondents said they had been physically attacked.

Next Up

Screen Shot 2022-08-07 at 6.34.12 AM

7 children arrested after 'disturbance' at Cabela's, escape in stolen vehicle

Employees called police saying the children were stealing goods from the store.

Screen Shot 2022-08-06 at 6.16.49 PM

Fire sparks evacuation from apartment building, man arrested for arson

Police and fire crews responded to the fire just before 9 a.m. Saturday.

Flickr - utility pole power line

Morning storms cause power outages, ensuing problems in Eagan

There have been reports of disabled traffic lights and issues at local businesses.

kim crockett facebook sos

GOP nominee questions if those with disabilities, non-English speakers should be able to vote

Crockett made the comments in a 2020 radio interview following a ruling from the Minnesota Supreme Court.

Pharmacy

Jury: MN pharmacist did not violate woman's rights by refusing her morning-after pill

Gender Justice, the advocacy group that brought about the lawsuit, says it will appeal the decision.

Screen Shot 2021-10-04 at 3.03.13 PM

Revival to close its original Minneapolis restaurant

Don't worry – it's bringing the chicken to its nearby BBQ joint.

image

Fatal crash under investigation on Hwy 62 in Mendota Heights

The Minnesota State Patrol is investigating the crash near Dodd Road.

Pixabay bike wheel

Driver strikes 5 bicyclists near Mapleton

The Sheriff's Office has indicated that those injured were children.

Screen Shot 2020-04-30 at 3.13.52 PM

The former Bachelor Farmer space is sold in Minneapolis

A new restaurant is expected to open next year.

Related

Minneapolis teacher collapses in classroom, dies

Lori Blomme, 40, collapsed on Monday while leading a class at Menlo Park Academy, her brother-in-law David Blomme told the Star Tribune. She had taught at the northeast Minneapolis school for nine years and students told Fox 9 she was strict but well-loved. A cause of death was not immediately known.