§ 11-5-7. Assault of schoolteachers, school officials or other school department employees.
Any person who shall knowingly and willfully strike a schoolteacher, student teacher, school security officer or school administrator, causing bodily injury, while the teacher, student teacher, security officer, administrator, or school department employee is engaged in the performance of his or her duty, shall be deemed to have committed a felony, and shall be imprisoned not exceeding three (3) years, or fined not exceeding fifteen hundred dollars ($1,500), or both.
(P.L. 1972, ch. 208, § 1; P.L. 1984, ch. 70, § 1; P.L. 1997, ch. 203, § 1.)