Brett Blume

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (KMOX) –  The parent of a child at Miles Davis School on N. 15th Street in East St. Louis was arrested after causing a disturbance early Tuesday.

The man, whose name won’t be released until he’s officially charged, arrived at the school around 9 am.

He asked for, and was granted, permission to see his child despite the fact he’s separated from the child’s mother and school officials were told to keep a look out for him.

East St. Louis police chief Michael Floore says when the man was asked to leave the school, he resisted, and police officers were summoned to the scene.

“He didn’t want to leave and they took the (child) away for safety,” Floore tells KMOX News. “At that time, he began throwing a tantrum.”

The man fought with officers, but was eventually subdued and taken into custody.

“We later learned that (the suspect) has some kind of mental disability and he flips out from time to time,” Floore explains.

The suspect will face criminal charges including criminal trespassing.

He’s been taken to a facility for mental evaluation.

Nobody was hurt during the confrontation at Miles Davis School.



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