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Provo High student tries to grab officer's gun, police say

PROVO — A Provo High student is in detention — in Utah County Jail — after trying to grab a school resource officer's gun, police said.

The officer responded to the assistant principal's office after the student became combative and started kicking furniture, according to an affidavit filed in 4th District Court. The student had been called to the office after allegedly kicking, punching and biting a classmate.

The student refused to cooperate with the officer, punched him in the face three times, kicked him in the knees and groin, and reached for the officer's pistol as two school employees tried to help restrain him, the affidavit states.

"I will (expletive) kill you," the student reportedly yelled at the officer.

James Calen Miller, 18, was booked for investigation of assault, attempting to disarm a police officer and resisting arrest.

— Paul Koepp