16-year-old Jefferson Parish student arrested in dress code walkout

Don Ames
November 07, 2019 - 7:22 pm

A 16-year-old Jefferson student was arrested Thursday on charges of battery on a police officer, resisting an officer and interfering with an educational facility.

According to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office, the student was arrested during a "disturbance" at Helen Cox High School in Harvey. 

The JPSO says multiple acts of vandalism were committed at the school around 2:15pm. 

School officials said the incident started with a dress code violation. 

A student refused to take off a hoodie, and "we had some students walk out," said a spokesman for the school. 

The spokesman said other students saw the walkout and joined in. Sometime during the demonstration, a fire alarm was pulled and there were "some student fights." 

The school was dismissed as normal and will operate on a normal schedule tomorrow. 

JPSO investigators and school personnel are still looking for those responsible for the vandalism. 

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