12-Year-Old Boy Arrested for Biting Teacher, Police Say

The boy attacked the teacher because "he did not want to eat the lunch that was prepared," Joliet Police Capt. Tab Jensen said.

A 12-year-old boy who bit a teacher because he did not like what was being served for lunch was arrested Tuesday, Joliet police said.

The boy was charged with aggravated battery and is being held at the River Valley Juvenile Detention Center for the attack, which occurred at about 12:10 p.m. at the Guardian Angel Home's Dillard Harris Education Center, 1550 Plainfield Road. The school offers classes for students who have not been successful in regular schools or require special education.

The male teacher was bitten on the right elbow, Joliet Police Capt. Tab Jensen said. The skin was not broken, and the teacher did not require medical attention.

Jensen said the attack was provoked because the student "did not want to eat the lunch that was prepared."



The Sofa King November 07, 2013 at 05:32 PM
There is a difference between getting your backside fanned and abuse.
Shantel November 07, 2013 at 09:37 PM
Herc some kids just need a flat out butt whoopin! I do agree there could be some abuse, or abandonment issues though. Some kids go through a lot and they want attention whether good or bad.
Herc November 07, 2013 at 09:46 PM
@Shantel, I was replying to the statement from Kelly'o. I agree every once and a while a good butt whipping is in order!
Tina Gardner November 07, 2013 at 10:04 PM
I can see my 12 yr old son doing the same thing. He can't describe to people what bothers him he has very poor social skills ---its called autism. That doesn't mean he'll grow up to be a bad person. When people are being mean/bullying/yelling to him he tends to copy that behavior. When people treat him kindly he's the same way back just not verbally. This article doesn't state what his special needs are-- people are being too judgemental. My son goes to counseling every month (that doesn't "cure" his problem -as people would like to think).
noname November 08, 2013 at 03:05 PM
I went to this school and they have a requirement to see a counselor twice a week, which is inside the school male and female. This is actually a good school for children who have problems. They help you if u need it. Most of the kids just act out just because. U fight a teacher...u get arrested. Simple. Shout out to D.h.e.c. yoy guys are awesome!


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