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Student allegedly punches teacher

A 16-year-old Burbank boy was arrested Wednesday at Burbank High

School after he allegedly punched a teacher in the face.

The victim, 25-year-old Juan Uribe, was randomly searching

students at the school, at 902 N. 3rd St., when he asked the boy to

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empty his bag. The boy became nervous, struck the teacher and began

flailing around, police said. The teen’s name was not released.

Police arrived and the student allegedly threw a bag of marijuana

under one of the desks and ran from the officers.

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He was arrested on suspicion of assaulting a school employee,

possession of marijuana and resisting arrest. The teen, who was

already on probation, was sent to Sylmar Juvenile Hall, police said.

Jackson Bell


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