A 16-year-old male has been arrested and charged for reportedly using foul language at police.
The teen, who is said to be a student at Elmore Stout High School (ESHS), is charged with using indecent and insulting language and resisting arrest.
Reports are that the youngster called the police officers ‘f*ggots’.
BVI News understands that the incident unfolded when police found the teen and a relatively large group of ESHS students loitering in a commercial area of Road Town.
They were reportedly behaving disorderly.
It is said that the law enforcers subsequently instructed the students to leave the area.
It is understood that all students complied except for the accused teen.
BVI News understands further that the youngster began swearing at police and insisted that he was not going to vacate the area.
Eyewitnesses say the youngster was warned about using profane words at police but he reportedly proceeded to call the law enforcers ‘f*ggots’.
Police then tried to arrest the teen but he resisted and had to be restrained, sources said.
The youngster is expected to appear before the Magistrate’s Court.