Student charged in attack on journalist

CRIME WATCH

May 01, 2008|By RICHARD IRWIN

A male student at W.E.B. DuBois High School in Northeast Baltimore has been arrested and charged as an adult with robbery and attempted theft in the attack April 24 of a Baltimore Examiner photographer who was taking pictures outside the school for an article on school violence.

The school is next to Reginald F. Lewis High School, where a teacher was beaten by a student during a recent attack that was videotaped.

Preston Feaston, 18, was arrested about 6:30 a.m. yesterday at his home in the 3900 block of Frisby St. by uniformed police and members of the Warrant Apprehension Task Force, authorities said.

He is being held at Central Booking and Intake Center.

The photographer, Arianne Starnes, 24, told police she was taking photos outside the school on Pinewood Avenue about noon when a male student came from a crowd, grabbed her and the camera she was carrying, and pushed her to the ground.

Starnes suffered a minor injury to a finger when she fell onto the camera.

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