Hopkinsville High School student sent to juvenile detention center

Published: Aug. 31, 2018 at 10:58 PM CDT
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A Hopkinsville High School student was arrested last Thursday after an altercation with the school resource officer.

Isabella Messer says she was stopped by the principal for a dress code violation for showing her shoulders. Her mother, Theresa Rucks, said she then had a t-shirt made for her daughter in protest of the rules, which caused another violation.

Rucks says when Isabella tried to call her after this second violation, the school resource officer tried to take her phone. But Isabella raised her foot, which caused her to kick the officer.

She was taken to court, then to the McCracken Regional Juvenile Detention Center, where she stayed until this past Tuesday when she was released on house arrest.