Surveillance footage of a high school student assaulting the teacher’s assistant after she took away his Nintendo Switch during class was made public by Florida deputies.
According to the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office, the violent altercation occurred on Tuesday at Matanzas High School in Palm Coast, Florida. A 17-year-old was detained and charged with felony aggravated assault with bodily harm.
Deputies said he became irate when a female teacher’s assistant stole his Nintendo Switch during class. The adolescent is regarded as a special needs student, according to WESH-TV.
The school’s surveillance footage shows the 270-pound, 6’6″ student charging up to the teacher’s assistant, slamming her to the ground, and then hitting and kicking her.
On camera, the student can be seen punching the worker repeatedly before being forcibly removed by a group of others.
The teacher’s assistant can be seen on video lying on the ground for a while before getting up.
According to WESH, Sheriff Rick Staly claimed that the teacher might have been murdered.
Staly stated, “This might have been a homicide.” “You never know what will happen when you shove them down like that; they hit their heads.”
Before being taken into custody, the student is heard yelling “f—k you” to one of the deputies on body camera footage.
The suspect stated, “I don’t want to go to jail.
According to an arrest record, the student threatened to “punch her up every time she takes away his game” when the paraprofessional took the game away, according to FOX 35.
After being transferred to a nearby hospital, the teacher’s helper was later released. The sheriff’s office doesn’t know the extent of her injuries, although she is thought to have broken ribs and serious bruises.
The sheriff’s office stated, “I anticipate she will be out of work for at least a few weeks, if she even designs on returning.”
According to Staly, the student’s conduct was appalling and wholly inappropriate. “We hope the victim will be able to return from this incident mentally and physically. Fortunately, before the SRDs arrived, the victim was helped by students and staff. Our schools ought to be a secure environment for both staff and kids.
Fox News Digital contacted Matanzas High School for comment.