Local high school student facing $1,000 fine after not following rules during active-shooter drill
WALWORTH COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A Walworth High School student is facing a $1,000 fine after not following the rules at an active-shooter drill. It comes just days after a new school resource officer started.
The student will appear at municipal court in a couple of weeks and he hasn't gone back to school since, saying he no longer feels safe there.
Sebastian Cook says he received the citation for "resisting" and "obstruction" a day after the safety drill which happened last Tuesday at Big Foot High School. The video starts with Cook in the hallway being escorted to the principal's office.
The school says that when the student was approached about using his phone, the student moved towards the officer which was interpreted as a threat.
They say rather than discipline the student in front of everyone, he was brought to the principal's office. Cook admits he had his phone out but says the crime doesn't fit the punishment and that the officer was just as sarcastic as he was.
"He shoved me back so hard half the chair was stuck underneath the cart and he cut his knuckle on the edge of the cart and he tries to blame it on me and he tries to say look at what you made me do. I didn't make you do anything. I stood up because I felt threatened," Cook said.
The Big Foot High School administrator says the issue is a police matter so they can't speak directly about the incident but the police department does an outstanding job keeping the school safe.
CBS 58 News reached out to the Police Chief for a comment but were told he was out of town.
The Village of Walworth confirms a municipal citation was issued in the incident but say they can't release any more details on the incident until the case is resolved.