Johnston High SRO assaulted; two students arrested


Two Johnston High School students were arrested last week following an assault on the school’s police department-assigned Resource Officer.

Around 10 a.m., Thursday, Johnston Police responded to the school.

According to Johnston Police Chief Mark A. Vieira, “two disorderly students were placed under arrest.”

Johnston Schools Superintendent Dr. Bernard DiLullo Jr. refused to comment on the incident.

“Our policy is not to disclose information regarding students in the district,” DiLullo wrote via email Wednesday morning. “Thank you for reaching out.”

The two students taken into custody are facing different charges, according to police.

“One juvenile was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest,” Vieira wrote via email. “A second juvenile was charged with simple assault and disorderly conduct. The victim of the simple assault was a school resource officer (SRO) for the high school. The second juvenile assaulted the SRO.”

No injuries were reported and the Resource Officer was never off the JHS beat.

“The school resource officer and the involved juveniles did not sustain any injuries,” according to Vieira. “The SRO was never out of work due to this incident.”


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