Police officers were called to Grover Cleveland High School in Queens to help school officials gain control over an emotionally disturbed 19-year-old student.
When the police had the teenager under control and ready to be transported a guidance counselor decided to get involved in the situation and told the student to resist the officers and fight for his freedom.
The officers asked school employee Phillip Lo Castro to keep his distance and stop interfering with police business but instead of listening the suspect allegedly began calling the officers names and finally ended up punching one of the officers in the face.
While one of the responding officers escorted the troubled student to an awaiting ambulance, two other cops were busy handcuffing and charging Mr. Lo Castro with disorderly conduct, assault, and confronting an officer.
According to an article in the New York Post, the student was taken to Elmhurst Hospital for evaluation.
Lo Castro was taken to the 104th Precinct station house, where he was charged and released.
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