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FLANAGAN — A Flanagan-Cornell High School student was taken into custody Tuesday after several fights broke out at the school, and a police officer and teacher were assaulted, officials said.

The 18-year-old student, Andrew Kozak, is accused of assaulting a resource officer and a teacher, said Livingston County Sheriff Tony Childress.

Kozak is charged with two counts of aggravated battery and is being held at the Livingston County Jail in lieu of $5,000, Childress said.  

Other students also were involved in the fights on Tuesday and disciplinary action will be taken, said Superintendent Jerry Farris.

“This is very unusual for our school. We have a small, close family-like school,” Farris said, with fewer than 200 students in the high school. “They all know everybody.”

Childress said his department's investigation is ongoing.

Contact Kelsey Watznauer at (309) 820-3254. Follow her on Twitter: @kwatznauer.

Education/Public Safety Reporter