Cleveland principal sucker punched by student, another given second chance after assaulting officer

CLEVELAND - A John Adams High School student is in trouble after a Cleveland police officer saw him punch the principal of the school in the face.

The officer said he was conducting a walk through of the high school when he noticed the teen fighting principal Curtis Jackson.

The cop said he quickly got in between the two and that's when the closed fist punch smacked the educator on the left side of his face.

The student was placed in handcuffs and his mother called. The teen has been expelled and charges are expected to be filed.


A Cleveland police officer at Martin Luther King High School responded to the back hallway near the gym to break up a heated argument between teen female students. The cop said when he got in front of the offender, she tried to go through him to get to the other students.

The officer said he wrestled with the student, who grabbed his vest and her squabble with him came close to his weapon. The officer grabbed his mace and sprayed the teen in her face twice.

The student ended up being charged with a felony and two misdemeanors. The "good cop" told her if she stayed out of trouble at the high school and gets good grades, he will not press charges.

The student was not suspended, as officials said they wanted to give her a second chance to correct her behavior.

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