VIRGINIA: Man Shoved Teen Waving Confederate Flag

YORKTOWN, Va. — A 53-year-old Poquoson man was arrested and charged with assault and battery on Friday after he confronted a Poquoson High School student who was waving a Confederate flag at a Poquoson-Tabb football game, police said.

York-Poquoson Sheriff J.D. “Danny” Diggs said that about 7 p.m., Thomas Ozoroski, of Merritt Drive, saw a Poquoson student, approximately 15 years old, waving the flag on the side of York High School’s Bailey Field with Poquoson fans. Diggs said that Ozoroski walked over and pushed the student, which led to more pushing and shoving with other teens.

Diggs said that Ozoroski eventually came down from the stands to talk to deputies, as did several teens. Ozoroski, a white male, was then arrested.

Diggs said the incident ended quickly and there was no tension thereafter.

None of the teens were kicked out of the game.

“It was an isolated incident that was over very quickly,” Diggs said.