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Clarence student accused of punching sheriff’s deputy

A 16-year-old Clarence student punched a deputy at a school function Friday night, the Erie County Sheriff’s Department said.

A teacher asked the deputy working the social event to help eject a student who was drunk, the sheriff’s office said.

The deputy noticed the girl showed signs of intoxication as she was moved to a vestibule. Then the student ran out of the building. When the deputy caught up to the girl and attempted to detain her, the sheriff’s office said, the girl struck the deputy with a closed fist. Another deputy arrived and took the student into custody.

The teen was charged with assaulting an officer, resisting arrest, false personation, obstructing governmental administration, harassment and disorderly conduct.

She was taken to the Erie County Holding Center and released later that night. She has an upcoming court date in Clarence Town Court.

The deputy who was struck suffered some facial and upper body injuries and was expected to be back working soon, the sheriff’s office said.

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