PHS Student Threatens Staff, Kicks Police
On Wednesday, Sept. 19, Southbury police responded to Pomperaug High School for a report of an out-of-control student.
According to school administrators, John Goodwin, 18, of Southbury, allegedly swore at school staff, punched a wall, and threatened to punch an assistant principal after his cell phone was taken away by a teacher, per PHS policy, after Goodwin was found using it in class.
After officers handcuffed Goodwin, he began kicking at them while he was being patted down, prior to being placed in a police cruiser.
Goodwin was charged with breach of peace and interfering with an officer and was released on $2,500 bond. He is scheduled to appear in Waterbury Superior Court on October 3.
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Pot at Pomperaug
Southbury police were monitoring the Pomperaug High School parking lot on Tuesday, Sept. 18, at approximately 8:56 a.m. when they observed a suspicious vehicle drive through the lower parking lot of the school and drive out.
Police followed the vehicle onto Judd Road and stopped the driver after making an illegal turn onto Route 188. After police smelt the odor of burnt marijuana they searched the vehicle, and the driver, Zachary Bryan, was issued an infraction for possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and making an improper turn.
The following arrest information was supplied by the Southbury Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.