Erie County deputy Keith Bodi and Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper Matt Majoy arrested the boy, 13, in the Sandusky Central Catholic School playground at about 12:45 p.m., according to Bodi’s initial incident report.
He was not carrying any weapons, Erie County Sheriff Paul Sigsworth said.
The boy ran from Compass Academy, housed at the old Adams Junior High School building, after Bodi, the school’s resource officer, confronted him, according to the report. The boy allegedly refused to complete his schoolwork and swore at his teacher. When escorted out of class, he fled from the building and headed southwest, Sigsworth said.
Officers first found him in the backyard of a Jackson Street home, but he evaded their pursuit and ran toward the school. Once they apprehended the boy, they charged him with disorderly conduct, inducing panic, obstructing official business, criminal trespass and unruly child, according to the report.
Sandusky police also assisted at the scene, Sigsworth said.