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L-S Student Strikes Detective, School Official During Drug Arrest (Updated 2:48 p.m.)

The following arrest information was supplied by the Sudbury Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.

A Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School official and a Sudbury Police detective were injured Thursday afternoon after a student was found with marijuana in one of the bathrooms.

According to Lt. Robert Grady, the department received a call from the high school at about 12:50 p.m. regarding a possible drug violation at the East House.

When detectives Wayne Shurling and Stephanie Howe arrived, a school official was in the bathroom with Khalil Chambers, who was heard screaming.

Grady said school officials had to clear the hallway as students began to gather.

After Shurling and Howe entered the bathroom, they attempted to take the 17-year-old Chambers into custody for disorderly conduct and disturbing a school assembly.

"As they approached Chambers, he became more disorderly," Grady said. "He was observed throwing several Ziploc bags and green, leafy substances fell from his pockets."

It was determined by Shurling the substance was marijuana.

Detectives then told Chambers he was under arrest and attempted to handcuff him. But despite numerous verbal commands, Chambers pulled away, according to Grady, and began to fight with school officials and Howe. Howe was struck in her face and had a necklace ripped off, causing several scratches, Grady said.

A school official was also injured when a bathroom stall door struck his hand.

Chambers, who lives at 71 Wildwood St., Boston, faces numerous charges including:

  • Assault and battery on an officer
  • Assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (door)
  • Defacing property
  • Resisting arrest
  • Disturbing a school assembly
  • Disorderly conduct
  • Possession of a class D substance with intent to distribute
  • Drug violation near a school.

Chambers was bailed out at 7:30 p.m. and was scheduled to be arraigned at Framingham District Court on Friday.

Lincoln-Sudbury Superintendent/Principal Scott Carpenter said due to school policy he could not comment on whether Chambers has been expelled.

"It’s sufficient to say the high school takes this quite seriously," he told Sudbury Patch.

LS student March 02, 2012 at 02:33 AM
That is a very hurtful thing to say: "to 'invite' METCO students into the community." METCO students are kids trying to receive a better opportunity and gain a great education. There may be some METCO students who do take advantage of their opportunity to learn at LS, but they are great people and friends. So please don't judge all METCO students and disrespect them, because they make LS a better place. - An LS student who is NOT a part of the METCO program.
LS student March 02, 2012 at 02:49 AM
Sudburytoo There should never be an end to METCO. It is an amazing program that gives kids opportunities to succeed. Would you like an opportunity like that to be taken away from you? They are deserving of this program, and you are being extremely judgmental, assuming that all METCO kids act the same way. There are METCO students that refuse to drink and smoke, and plenty of resident students who leave campus everyday in their cars to go smoke weed and drive around. Trust me, I know because I see it everyday at LS. METCO kids make LS a different and much better place. -An LS student who is NOT from METCO
LS student March 02, 2012 at 03:10 AM
Can you just imagine how the METCO students at LS must feel reading all of these comments? Every person who is protesting against the METCO program is extremely close minded and selfish. You are providing opportunities for kids to receive a better education and be successful. There are METCO students who take advantage of it, but many METCO students who do not. Resident students take advantage of their opportunities that they receive at LS. They are the ones who leave campus during school to smoke weed and drive around in their cars. I see it happen everyday. Everyone who wants the METCO program to end is terrible. You are all attempting to stop a program that is so beneficial to many kids! Don't you feel good about yourself that you are helping kids get a better education and allowing them to receive such amazing opportunities? There are many METCO students who go to college and receive scholarships because of the sports programs and music programs at LS. Why be selfish and just help your own children succeed? METCO is a thriving program that is needed and makes a huge difference. So please don't be so close minded and think the METCO program is a waste, because you have no idea. It is amazing and you should be proud to be helping kids succeed and learn to better themselves and make better choices. Most of the METCO students are incredible people. -An LS student who is not from METCO
Samantha Hammel March 02, 2012 at 03:51 AM
Joe (if that is your real name): Why do we need "measurable benefits" for the program? You obviously didn't understand that I wasn't attempting to answer your question but merely giving you a kinder perspective.
Samantha Hammel March 02, 2012 at 03:56 AM
@Joe: How dare you say "Sudbury kids have no idea what racism is." While Sudbury is a relatively ethnically homogeneous town there are some who have indeed experienced racism first hand. Just because you haven't been discriminated against for the color of your skin does not mean others in this town have not.

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