Acadiana High School Student Tased and Arrested for Aggravated Assault on a Police Officer Among Other Charges

Officers were contacted by an Assistant Principal at Acadiana High School on August 20, 2021.

Posted: Aug 20, 2021 12:46 PM
Updated: Aug 20, 2021 2:31 PM

SCOTT, La. - Officers were contacted by an Assistant Principal at Acadiana High School on August 20, 2021. The student was not following commands, was disturbing the peace, and refused to stop or comply .

Officers were able to escort the student John Andrus, 19 years of age, to the front office when he attempted to walk away but was stopped by officers. Andrus then attempted to walk away again in the opposite direction. The officer grabbed Andrus by his hand and attempted to stop him when the he pulled away and began resisting.

Andrus stayed tense, constantly trying to get away from officers. Officers were able to put a single hand cuff on the right hand of Andrus, but could not get it onto his opposing hand. At this time Andrus was placed against a glass window inside of the school hallway and continued to resist therefore cracking the glass.

Andrus was  able to pull away at which time he and an officer fell to the ground. Andrus arose from his feet and using his right hand, that still had a hand cuff attached, swung a punch at the officer then ran down the hall way where he ultimately slowed down and was met at taser point.

Andrus was told multiple times to get on the ground or he would be tased.  Andrus had the handcuff still attached to his right wrist and he continued to move around while he tried to rip the handcuff away from his wrist. He continued to not comply at which time he was Tazed. 

Andrus fell to the ground at which time he was placed in handcuffs and complied the remainder of the time. Andrus was escorted to the School Resource Officer Office and was checked out by Acadian Ambulance Services.

Andrus was booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center on the listed charges:

Disturbing the Peace, Aggravated assault on a police officer, Resisting an Officer by force and Criminal damage to Property.

During this entire incident, no students nor staff were injured during the process. His bond has been set at $5,000.

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