Baker High student arrested in alleged threat against assistant principal: 'I will knock you out' _lowres

Devonte Walker, 18

An 18-year-old Baker High School student who clenched his fists and threatened to knock out an assistant principal during an argument over a cellphone Monday morning has been arrested, Baker police said.

Devonte Walker, 906 Sinbad St., was booked into Parish Prison on one count each of assault on a school teacher, disturbing the peace and resisting arrest.

According to a Baker police report, Walker refused to put away a cellphone in a classroom at around 7:20 a.m. After the assistant principal asked Walker to come to the office, the teenager shouted a racial epithet and told the assistant principal to “get out my face,” the report says.

Asked a second time to come to the office, Walker clenched his fist, stood up in a fighting stance, repeated the same epithet and threatened the assistant principal, saying, “I will knock you out,” the report says.

When a pair of school resource officers were summoned to the classroom, the report says that Walker “started actively resisting” their attempts to handcuff him.

Bail for Walker was set at $5,500, according to records.