This week, a video surfaced that depicted a Florida student who stands at 6-foot-6-inches assaulting a female staff member inside a school. The disturbing footage shows the enraged 17-year-old running towards the educator and shoving her to the ground.
Despite her being unconscious, the student, who weighs 270 pounds, continues to stomp on her multiple times before delivering 15 punches. The altercation occurred after the staff member confiscated the student’s Nintendo Switch video game device, and the incident took place at Matanzas High School in Palm Coast.
Several other staffers who witnessed the brutal assault come running to pull the boy off the teacher, who was rushed to a local hospital.
She is expected to recover from her injuries.
A new video has been released by the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office, which shows the perpetrator of the assault being apprehended in a classroom at Matanzas High School. According to the police statement, the assailant, who is a student, claimed that he was upset with the victim, who is a staff member, because she confiscated his Nintendo Switch during a class.
According to an arrest report, arriving deputies found the teacher bloody and unconscious.
The rampaging student, who lives in a group home, began spitting in the teacher’s direction, telling cops that he was “going to kill her” when he returned to school.
While he was being processed, the teen repeatedly asked a deputy when he was going to be released, and began kicking a desk and becoming violent when he didn’t get the answers he was hoping for.
“The actions of this student are absolutely horrendous and completely uncalled for,” said Flagler County Sheriff Rick Staly in a statement. “We hope the victim will recover, both mentally and physically, from this incident.”
The teen was turned over to the Department of Juvenile Justice and has been charged with felony battery raps.
Volusia County School officials issued a statement after the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office released the disturbing footage.
“The safety and security of our students and staff is of utmost importance to us and we will continue to cooperate fully with the local authorities as part of this investigation,” officials wrote.