Teen charged with knocking down crossing guard in Bradenton

MANATEE -- A 15-year-old boy was arrested Tuesday after knocking down a crossing guard who separated the boy and another from a fight, the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office said.

At 4:15 p.m. on the 6700 block of 5th Street Northwest, the two boys were fighting when the crossing guard, a 60-year-old woman from Bradenton, stepped between them, a media release said.

The 15-year-old boy pushed her, knocking the woman down on the sidewalk. She sustained scratches to her left cheek and bruises on her left leg.