A 17-year-old high school student has been charged with assault after a video showed him attacking a school employee who took away a Nintendo Switch device during class, according to Florida law enforcement.
In the February 21 attack on the Palm Coast, an employee at Matanzas High School was knocked unconscious by a teenage boy. According to the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office.
The Palm Coast is about 35 miles north of Daytona Beach.
According to a press release from the Sheriff’s Office, the student is 6 feet 6 inches tall and weighs 270 pounds.
“Students said they were upset that the victim took away their Nintendo Switch during class,” the release said.
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what the video shows
A video released by law enforcement shows a teenage woman lunging at a worker and knocking her to the ground. A sheriff’s office news release said the woman limped and appeared unconscious.
The video also captures the teenager kicking the worker twice while on the ground and punching him more than a dozen times.
The attack lasted about 25 seconds, according to the footage, and several people are seen separating the student from the employee and restraining him.
The employee was taken to a hospital to be treated for “serious injuries,” according to a release.
The student was escorted from the area and then detained, the sheriff’s office reported.
arrest and prosecution
USA TODAY has not named the student because he is a minor in his teens.
The sheriff’s office said the student is being charged with a felony aggravated battery for causing bodily harm.
“We hope the victim can recover mentally and physically from this incident,” Sheriff Rick Staley said in a release. [school resource deputies] We were able to arrive.
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