A local middle school student was arrested Friday after striking the assistant principal with a purse, Columbus police said.
Police arrested the 14-year-old girl Friday morning at Baker Middle School for battery against a school administrator.
In a police report, witnesses told police the student was in Assistant Principal Michael Davis's office for not following directions when she got upset and tried to leave. Davis stood in the doorway to prevent her from leaving.
That's when the student picked up her purse from Davis' desk and began hitting him several times on the chest and left arm. The student then took Davis' wooden nameplate off his desk and broke it. She also pulled the phone off the assistant principal's desk.
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Principal Mary Avery heard the commotion and told Davis to let the student leave the office.
Davis, who was not injured, could not be reached for comment.
The student was arrested by Police Cpl. R. Duckworth Jr.