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Teen Girl Charged With Biting Police Officer During Lunchroom Disturbance

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Danielle McClinton, 17, is being charged as an adult for allegedly biting a police officer during a lunchroom disturbance. (Chicago Police Department)

Danielle McClinton, 17, is being charged as an adult for allegedly biting a police officer during a lunchroom disturbance. (Chicago Police Department)

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CHICAGO (STMW) — Police say a 17-year-old student bit a Chicago Police officer in the hand three times as the officer tried to arrest her after a large fight during lunch Thursday at a West Side high school.

Danielle McClinton of the 5000 block of West Erie is charged as an adult with one felony count of aggravated battery to a police officer, as well as a misdemeanor count of mob action, police said.

She’s accused of biting a female police officer who was assigned to monitor lunch at Al Raby High School at 3545 W. Fulton Boulevard about 12:22 p.m., police said.

The girl was one of several students involved in a fight with another group of students. The teen and three other students allegedly were yelling, swinging their arms and shouting at the other group of students.

The officer tried to get the girls to stop fighting but the 17-year-old pulled away several times. The officer used “necessary force” to arrest the girl. That’s when the teen bit the officer on the hand three times, police said.

Three other teens were charged as juveniles with a misdemeanor count of mob action, police said.

The officer’s injuries were minor, police said.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2012. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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