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Teen charged after scuffle with Waterloo school police officer

WATERLOO — A 16-year-old was charged after he allegedly fought with a police officer who was attempting to escort him from the West High School cafeteria following a disturbance.

The teen was charged with assault on an officer causing injury and released to his parents, according to Waterloo police.

West High staff asked for the school liaison officer’s assistance in the cafeteria Thursday, and while the teen was being led out, he resisted and took the officer to the floor, police said.

The officer handcuffed the teen with the help of school staff, and he was removed from the building.

Another student captured the video on Snapchat, which was then shared to Facebook Thursday.

The officer received medical treatment for injuries.

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