DOCUMENT: K-12, Crime

Teen Busted For Blowing Smoke In Teacher's Face

Student, 18, is facing harassment charge

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Cigar Smoke Attack

JANUARY 19--The Arkansas student who lit a cigar in class and then repeatedly blew smoke in his teacher’s face was arrested yesterday on a harassment charge, police report.

Christopher Dunn, 18, was busted Monday morning on the misdemeanor charge and booked into the Pulaski County jail. He was later released after posting $2500 bond.

Dunn was collared in connection with a December 14 incident at North Little Rock High School. As seen above, part of the confrontation between Dunn and teacher Robert Holley was recorded by another student.

As detailed in a North Little Rock Police Department report, Holley told cops that the incident with Dunn began after the pupil “showed up to class to take his final exam.”

Holley recalled telling Dunn that he would have to sit in the hallway to take the test. When the student refused, “Holley said he told Dunn that if he didn’t do as he was asked that he was going to write him up and call for a campus supervisor to remove him.”

As Holley reached for an intercom button, Dunn said, "Hit that button, I dare you.” When Holley began “writing Dunn up,” police noted, “his class started going wild so he turned around to see what the commotion was about.” Dunn, Holley said, had lit a cigar and was “taking a drag off of it.”

The teenager then walked up to Holley and blew cigar smoke in the educator's face. While the video shows Dunn doing this once, Holley told police the student blew smoke in his face three times. The teacher also told cops that he had Dunn removed from his classroom on three prior occasions this school year.

Dunn’s provocation appeared to delight fellow students, who can be heard in the background laughing, clapping, and whooping.

Dunn, seen in the above mug shot, was eventually escorted from the classroom by a campus supervisor. While departing, the student turned back to Holley and said, “I’ll be back.”

School officials have declined to disclose what disciplinary measures Dunn has faced. (1 page)