A 15-year-old is accused of attacking a nurse at Willowglen Academy

ANDOVER TOWNSHIP, N.J. (Sussex County) – A 15-year-old boy who attends Willowglen Academy on Route 206, which is a school for children with special needs, has been charged after police say he broke the window on a school nurse’s car and then attacked him.

According to police, on Wednesday a school nurse was trying to distribute medication to the teen and others when the group became upset with the nurse interrupting their activity.

A verbal exchange ensued and then the teen sought out the nurse’s car and proceeded to punch out the window in the vehicle, police said.

The 15-year-old then went to seek out the nurse in his office and began to punch him in the face causing the victim to lose consciousness for a brief period along with receiving a laceration above the victim’s eye, police said.

The victim had to lock himself in his office to await the arrival of officers to avoid further harm, police said.

The nurse was taken to Newton Medical Center for treatment.

The teen was charged with second-degree aggravated assault and fourth-degree criminal mischief. He was then lodged in the Morris County Juvenile Detention Facility. The 15-year-old’s name was not released due to him being a juvenile.

Assisting the Andover Townsip police were the Newton police and Byram Township Police.

By: Jay Edwards
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