Student charged after allegedly punching officer

Published 6:38 am Thursday, February 18, 2010

An Austin High School student was arrested Friday afternoon for allegedly punching a liaison officer in the school’s hallway.

Nathanial Allan Meyer, 18, was charged Tuesday with one count of gross misdemeanor assault for attacking a police officer and one count of misdemeanor disorderly conduct. He is in custody and scheduled for arraignment Feb. 25.

According to a criminal complaint, Meyer was spotted by the officer, who had already been notified that the student had violated an unspecified school policy and was to be escorted from the building.

When the officer approached Meyer, the teenager began yelling profanities at the officer and eventually slammed a door on him.

The officer continued to track down Meyer, at which point the student punched the cop on the chin. Meyer was handcuffed on site and taken to jail.