An 18-year-old man punched a school resource officer who confronted him for trespassing at North Central High School on Wednesday, police say.
Officer Paul Corrick said he recognized Henry Ivory Jones as a former student when he saw him inside the school at 1600 N. Howard St., about 2:25 p.m.
He said he was walking him out of the school when Jones swore at him, so Corrick told him he was under arrest for disorderly conduct. That's when Jones punched Corrick in the face and ran from the school.
A witness said Jones swore at Corrick and said that he was having a good day and not to ruin it before he decked him. Corrick found Jones outside the YMCA on Monroe Street and arrested him for third-degree assault, first-degree criminal trespass and resiting arrest.