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Southern H.S. student arrested after attempted assault, police say

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Garrett Worful (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections) Garrett Worful (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A student at Southern High School was arrested Friday morning after he allegedly tried to attack a teacher.

According to an arrest report, 18-year-old Garrett Worful was angry because his teacher took away his cell phone, so he became "verbally abusive" and charged at her, saying that he wasn't leaving until he got his cell phone back.

Police say the teacher was so frightened, she ran out of the room.

When Louisville Metro Police arrived, they say Worful was, "cursing in the classroom, being very loud" and "causing a major disruption to the good order and discipline of the school."

When police tried to place him under arrest, Worful allegedly became violent, trying to hit school staff members.

"The fight spilled out into the hallway, where the subject had to be taken to the ground," police say, adding that Worful was "cursing and yelling and still trying to assault all of us."

Eventually, officers handcuffed Worful, but they say he continued yelling and cursing in the hallway as he was being escorted out.

Worful was arrested and charged with third degree attempted assault of a school employee or volunteer, disorderly conduct, terroristic threatening, resisting arrest and criminal trespassing, according to the arrest report.

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