The father of a 16-year-old Farmington High School student has been charged with assault and resisting arrest, following an October 6 altercation at a “powder puff” game practice.
Farmington Public Safety Director Frank Demers said police used a taser to subdue the man, whose daughter was also taken into custody. Her case is being handled through the juvenile court system. The father has been arraigned on two misdemeanor counts of of assault and battery, and a felony count of resisting a police officer.
Demers said police first spoke with the Detroit man earlier in the day, when officers were called to the school over a parking issue. After the practice, an argument erupted between two groups of girls. Someone threw a ball, which hit the man’s daughter.
“The confrontation got physical, and he jumped into the fray…to back up his daughter,” Demers said. “He ended up striking one of the girls, and his 16-year-old daughter also struck a girl.”
The school canceled the Homecoming Week powder puff game, scheduled October 12, despite a student-led petition at change.org.