On Tuesday afternoon, police say Christopher Bentford, 17, of Marietta, was smoking cigarettes with a group of kids by the tennis courts of Osborne High School, southwest of Marietta.
According to the warrant, Officer J. Sardina asked Bentford to go to the front office of the school to speak with an administrator about the cigarette lighter in his pocket.
Bentford refused four times to walk with Sardina, the warrant stated, so the officer placed his right hand on Bentford’s left shoulder.
Bentford responded by swearing and told the officer, “Do not touch me or put your hands on me or else,” the warrant stated.
Bentford then fought with two campus police officers, Sardina and Officer Tom Clark, the warrant stated.
The warrant stated the officers then used pepper spray on Bentford before cuffing him.
Bentford was charged with three misdemeanors for alleged disorderly conduct for using abusive words, obstructing a police officer and disrupting operations of a public school.
He was granted a $1,000 bond but has not been released.
— Rachel Gray