Police Arrest High Schooler After Allegedly Assaulting Teachers

A 17-year-old was arrested on Thursday afternoon.

A 17-year-old was arrested at Hoboken High School on Thursday afternoon after allegedly assaulting two gym teachers, Hoboken police said.

Police said that a 12th grader got involved in a heated argument with another student during his physical education class around 2:20 p.m. When the teachers tried to intervene, police said, they were both allegedly pushed by the student.

When officers arrived at the high school, they were met by the principal, police said.

Both teachers — one 63-year-old and one 31-year-old, both male — refused medical attention.

The student was suspended from school for ten days, police said. The 17-year-old was arrested and charged with aggravated assault, police said.

Correction: A previous version of this article misstated the grade level of the 17-year-old. He is a senior.

Redwing forever February 14, 2013 at 04:26 PM
We have Newark V.P. so the kids think they are going to School in Newark Thanks Kids first
HobokenTownie February 14, 2013 at 07:19 PM
I read this post to mean that the 17 year old is in 8th grade, if so, this is atrocious and he should be at the license plate pressing factory because he will never be a useful citizen. If the post meant that the a 17 year old is fighting with and 8th grader - I am shocked. How is a 17 year (senior) in any class with an 8th grader - this is much more disturbing.. No wonder why the school is terrible!
puzzledone February 14, 2013 at 10:53 PM
So by that logic, if we bring in a college counselor from Tenafly, 20% of the students will go to Ivy League schools?
HobokenTownie February 15, 2013 at 12:04 AM
Redwing - the school has been terrible for years. The school has never been good and will never be good unless you (1) fire every teacher, (2) toss non resident kids, (3) end football program (waste of money and wrong emphasis) and (4) create a second school for the trash!
lorraine morgan February 15, 2013 at 06:30 AM
was it a school choice student from Newark ? alternative program student?
HobokenLeaks February 15, 2013 at 10:58 AM
Please make comments like this as often as possible. Your completely moronic attempt to drag Kid's First into this person's sad story shows what a classless, cynical buffoon you are. As such it's strong warning to the people who read this site that KF's enemies are desperate and give no thought to what they say are do if they think it helps them "win". You are a walking advertisement for KF. Please continue.
KissAss February 15, 2013 at 01:43 PM
HEY HobokenTownie Shut your face you don't know what you are talking about.
CuriousGal February 15, 2013 at 03:28 PM
3 HHS students arrested over New Year's for beating up a person near a parking garage uptown, 3 HHS students suspended last Board meeting for attacking a teacher, now we hear of an arrest for assaulting a gym teacher. More "choice" (= Jersey City) students than ever in our schools, Kids First recently approved 100 more. The high school graduation rate has dropped nearly 10% this year going from a below state average 81% to now below 72%. The school has failed to make Adequate Yearly Progress 3 years in a row. Average SAT's are in the 300's and recently ranked in the lower 10% of all high schools in NJ by NJ Monthly. 4 principals in less than 3 years... A far cry from the 2 successive years of "Honorable Mention" by US NEWS AND WORLD REPORT and being the 2nd Most Improved HS in New Jersey (2008) before KIds First took control of the Board of Education under Principal Dr. Lorraine Cella.
CuriousGal February 15, 2013 at 03:32 PM
Clarification: KIDS FIRST dismissed Dr. Lorraine Cella in Feb of 2010. She was replaced with 3 principals in 2 years thus starting HHS's free fall. http://www.hudsonreporter.com/view/full_story/6417915/article-Fear-and-loathing-in-the-Hoboken-schools-Some-upset-with-manner-of-principal’s-dismissal--others-support-move-?instance=lead_story_left_column
puzzledone February 15, 2013 at 04:50 PM
Still no comment on the statistically significant drop in number of students moving from 10th to 11th grade over an extended period of time? Seems that would affect ranking, improvement, graduation rates, yearly progress, and the reasonability of keeping a principal around....oddly all of the things you are pointing to. Yes, your arguments are as good as they are as long as you spend your time like an ostrich burying your head in the sand.
HudsonStreet February 15, 2013 at 05:02 PM
Sad that Beth Mason has little choice but to surround herself with such negative people like CuriousGal.
PeoplePlease February 15, 2013 at 06:03 PM
A school is only as good as it's students. Students are only kids. Kids learn from their parents.
HobokenTownie February 15, 2013 at 06:43 PM
KissAss - your ignorance or complacency are somewhat comical. Your post makes me believe that you are a parent of a future felon attending Hoboken H.S. The school is a dump.....the only rankings that it excels in is the number of future felons produced.
CuriousGal February 16, 2013 at 06:54 PM
puzzledone seems to believe a single year where there was some abnormal drop in student enrollment is the reason for the drop in HHS rankings, lack of improvement of our schools, falling graduation rates, failure to meet adequate yearly progress of all individual schools other than Calabro, failure to meet adequate yearly progress of the entire district (90% and rising), "District in Need of Improvement" status for the entire district, student vandalism and violence issues (assaults on teachers, assaults on citizens, record suspensions---and wanting to put 7th graders in this environment!), bus loads of "choice" students being brought in from Jersey City, and the merry go-round of retired double dipping administrators, carpetbagging administrators looking for some experience before seeking positions outside our district, and the biggest pipeline of cronyism hires from Bayport and Newark this state has seen-- ALL due to that one year where there were less 11th graders than statistically expected? Must be a nice world you live in where facts are not relevant and decisions have no consequences. Stop insulting the intelligence of people reading this blog.
puzzledone February 17, 2013 at 03:07 AM
I'm sorry, you must have misunderstood. This drop occurred 9 years in a row, from 1999-2008. In all cases, it was a statistically signifcant drop. http://hoboken.patch.com/blog_posts/hoboken-high-school-by-the-numbers#pdf-11526653 As for the employment records, I have no thoughts on that, but at least now the district has records of everyone they are employing, seems that was another problem in the past.
pdq February 18, 2013 at 04:05 PM
She was not forced out of Hoboken, contrary to what some sources had claimed. She said she decided to start a job search last summer, the day former Superintendent Jack Raslowsky resigned his position. Cella was leaving to become an assistant superintendent in Plainfield The job in Plainfield is a significant promotion and Cella is excited for the opportunity. She said she had agreed with Plainfield that she would start her job there shortly after Hoboken High got its new principal. Read more: Hudson Reporter - Fear and loathing in the Hoboken schools Some upset with manner of principal’s dismissal others support move
pdq February 18, 2013 at 04:30 PM
Seems that Ms. Cella doesnt stay around too long; Hoboken 2 years, Plainfield less than 1 year, now @ Edgewater,in a k-6 district... Friday October 29, 2010, 10:28 AM When Lorraine Cella takes the torch from outgoing Superintendent Ted Blumstein on Jan. 1, she expects to have a good gauge on what makes the district tick. Although Cella will finish out her last two months as assistant superintendent with the South Plainfield Public Schools, she will use some vacation and personal days to get to know her new students, teachers and parents. . The Edgewater Public Schools is a community public school district that serves students in kindergarten through sixth grades from Edgewater, in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2009-10 school year, the district's one school had an enrollment of 601 students and 42 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 14.31.[1] The district is classified by the New Jersey Department of Education as being in District Factor Group "GH", the third highest of eight groupings. District Factor Groups organize districts statewide to allow comparison by common socioeconomic characteristics of the local districts. From lowest socioeconomic status to highest, the categories are A, B, CD, DE, FG, GH, I and J.[3]


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