According to Florida law enforcement, a 17-year-old high school student is accused of felony assault after a video showed him punching a staff member who took away his Nintendo Switch gadget during class.
The Matanzas High School staffer was knocked out during the assault on February 21 in Palm Coast, according to the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office.
About 35 miles separate Palm Coast from Daytona Beach. The sheriff’s office issued a news release stating that the pupil is 6 feet 6 inches tall and 270 pounds.
“The student stated that he was upset because the victim took his Nintendo Switch away from him during class,” the release said.
What The Video Shows
A police video shows the teen charging toward the employee and shoving her to the ground. According to a sheriff’s office press release, the woman turns limp and seems to pass out.
The teen is also seen striking the worker more than a dozen times and kicking her twice while she is on the ground in the footage.
The incident lasts for around 25 seconds, and in the video, several individuals can be seen removing the student from the worker and restraining him.
According to the announcement, the employee was brought to a hospital to receive treatment for “serious injuries.” The student has led away and then taken into arrest, according to the sheriff’s office.
The Arrest And Charge
Due to the student’s underage age, USA TODAY will not name the student. The student is accused of felony aggravated battery with bodily harm, according to the sheriff’s office.
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“We hope the victim will be able to recover, both mentally and physically, from this incident,” Sheriff Rick Staly said in the release. “Thankfully, students and staff members came to the victim’s aid before the [school resource deputies] could arrive.”