Officer injured in tussle at school

SNELLVILLE - A Brookwood High School student was jailed Wednesday after fleeing from and then struggling with school police and a teacher, an official said.

James A. Williams, 17, of Lilburn, faces charges of disorderly conduct, disruption of a public school and obstruction of a law enforcement officer stemming from the Friday morning incident.

The school officer, who was not identified, was injured in the tussle and transported to Gwinnett Medical Center for treatment, according to Williams' arrest warrant. The extent of the officer's injuries are not specified.

The incident started when Williams refused to follow instructions from officials at the school's attendance office, said Sloan Roach, Gwinnett County Public Schools spokeswoman.

When officials called in police, Williams started shouting at the responding officer and then fled, until a teacher intervened and the officer was able to wrangle the teen and cuff him, Roach said.

"When they were struggling, they did go to the floor," Roach said.

Williams' arrest warrant was issued Monday morning, and he was arrested by Sheriff's Department deputies two days later. He remained at the Gwinnett County Jail late Wednesday on $8,300 bond.