By DAVE McMILLION
A 14-year-old Springfield Middle School student was charged with second-degree assault Thursday after he allegedly pushed Principal Roger Stenersen and became "verbally abusive" with him, police said.
Stenersen called the student to his office about 12:18 p.m. Thursday after the boy allegedly used foul language on a school bus, said Sgt. Doug Mullendore of the Washington County Sheriff's Department.
The boy became upset and pushed Stenersen back with his hands, said Mullendore.
School officials called the Sheriff's Department following the incident, Mullendore said.
The Sheriff's Department charged the boy with second-degree assault, but the case is being referred to the state Department of Juvenile Justice, Mullendore said.