Visalia, CA: 14 year old alternative school student arrested for assault against teacher

Dec 2, 2018, Visalia (CA) Times: What prompted a Tulare County student to attack school staff? After what was described as a violent assault on school staff, a Tulare County student is behind bars. … Deputies responded to Alternative Achievement Program School located on Road 148 in Visalia. School staff called deputies when a 14-year-old student began making threats toward employees. Detectives aren't sure why, but the boy became verbally aggressive toward staff and other students. When staff tried to intervene, the student began hitting school staff and made threats toward them, deputies said. He was eventually restrained. The teenager was arrested and booked at the Juvenile Detention Facility on suspicion of assault and making criminal threats. … The alternative school serves middle and high school-aged students who receive special education services but could benefit from a more structured learning environment with therapeutic-centered education, according to Tulare County Office of Education's website. The school site is a recent addition to TCOE and provides an atmosphere for students who "require a higher level of care," TCOE officials said. The school is nearly a one-to-one ratio of students and trained behavioral specialists.