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14-year-old Oklahoma student charged after refusing to take off hat, attacking deputy

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OKLAHOMA CITY - A school resource officer was attacked by a student after refusing to follow a school rule about wearing hats in the building.

It happened earlier this week at Western Heights High School in Oklahoma City.

"The principal told a female student to take off the hat, it was against school policy. After the third or fourth time, he called security, because the female student refused to take off the hat and became belligerent with the principal," said Megan Morgan, OKCPD.

Police said the student used profanity toward the principal and a female security guard who was called to help.

At that point, the principal called for deputy Gary Wesselholf.

Police said, when the deputy tried to arrest the student, she resisted.

"There was a struggle that ensued, and the deputy was punched in the head once. He was either bitten or pinched in the chest," Morgan said.

And, police said the 14-year-old didn't stop there.

"As he was taking her to the elevator, she kicked him again. So, the assault just continued," Morgan said.

The student was arrested and taken to the Berry House, which is the county juvenile detention center.

The charge of assault and battery of a police officer is a felony.

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