Girl lashes out over school, gets arrested
Police say a 16-year-old girl was arrested at a League City school this week after she told her mother she was going to "kick her ass" for trying to enroll her.
The incident occurred Tuesday afternoon at Ed White Memorial High School, a charter school at 218 E. Main.
League City Police Sgt. John Jordan said the girl and her mother were in the principal's office when the girl made the threat. The principal walked out of the office and summoned a police officer who was patrolling the school as an extra job.
Even though her mother did not want to press charges, Jordan said the teen was arrested for making a terroristic threat because the mother feared she'd be injured. The mother said she had been assaulted by her daughter in the past but didn't report it, police said.
"She had no doubt that her daughter would assault her," Jordan said.
"It fit the elements of a terroristic threat, and with it being family violence, you can arrest to prevent further violence even if the victim doesn't want to press charges," he said.
League City Police Lt. Bruce Whitten said the girl was taken to the League City police station for processing, and the case was then handed over to the Galveston County Juvenile Justice Department, who will decide what charges to pursue if any. The teen's name is not being released because she is a juvenile.
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