Police: Student assaulted BHS teacher, faces felony charge

A 17-year-old Burleson High School student has been charged with a third-degree felony related to a physical altercation with a teacher.

Dylan Brown may have been refusing to go to class, Burleson Police Sgt. Wes Routson said, when a teacher approached him in the hall. He's believed to have shoved and injured the teacher.

"She fell back and hit a doorknob," Routson said. "It wasn't a serious injury, but she was injured."

Assault is a Class A misdemeanor, except it is classified as a third-degree felony when the victim is a known public servant to the actor and is lawfully discharging an official duty, the Texas Penal Code reads.

"A teacher is a public servant," Routson said.

Brown fled after shoving the teacher, he said.

"You cannot assault a teacher," Routson said.

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