12-Year-Old Boy Arrested for Biting Teacher, Police Say
The boy attacked the teacher because "he did not want to eat the lunch that was prepared," Joliet Police Capt. Tab Jensen said.
The boy was charged with aggravated battery and is being held at the River Valley Juvenile Detention Center for the attack, which occurred at about 12:10 p.m. at the Guardian Angel Home's Dillard Harris Education Center, 1550 Plainfield Road. The school offers classes for students who have not been successful in regular schools or require special education.
The male teacher was bitten on the right elbow, Joliet Police Capt. Tab Jensen said. The skin was not broken, and the teacher did not require medical attention.
Jensen said the attack was provoked because the student "did not want to eat the lunch that was prepared."