Horrifying surveillance footage allegedly shows a massive high school student – described as 6’6 and 270 pounds – charging and attacking a teacher who reportedly took his Nintendo Switch gaming device.
The clip, which was released by the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office, comes from Matanzas High School in Palm Coast, Florida, according to FOX 35 Orlando.
The incident occurred on Tuesday.
JUST IN: 6’6” 270 pound black male student attacks a white teacher at Matanzas High School for taking away his Nintendo Switch during class…
Video reveals the unconscious woman being brutally assaulted and struck in the head roughly 15 times. pic.twitter.com/pZAJzhaykv
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The student, a 17-year-old, was arrested and charged with felony aggravated battery with bodily harm,” the Post Millennial reports, after repeatedly kicking and punching the unconscious woman at least 15 times.
“The actions of this student are absolutely horrendous and completely uncalled for,” Sheriff Rick Staly said.
“We hope the victim will be able to recover, both mentally and physically, from this incident. Thankfully, students and staff members came to the victim’s aid before the SRDs could arrive.”
FOX 35 also reports that the teacher involved in the beating was “unconscious, bloody, and had severe injuries” after the event took place.
The student later made chilling comments after his arrest, suggesting that he would “kill her” when – or more likely if – he returns to the school.
He allegedly stood by his actions even in custody, saying that he would “beat her up every time she takes away his game,” the official arrest report states.
BUNNELL, Florida – On February 21, 2023, the FCSO School Resource Deputies assigned to Matanzas High School were alerted to a paraprofessional employee being physically attacked on campus. Upon arrival, deputies located the female paraprofessional on the ground with severe… https://t.co/w5CpZIFuhk pic.twitter.com/rB9EhOfGIr
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Matanzas High School parent Ann Marie told FOX 35 that she feels “very sorry” for the teacher while noting that this is an ongoing problem in many American schools.
“I feel very sorry for the teacher, the paraprofessional who was attacked. It’s just something we see all too often, these days,” she said.
Florida was named one of the 10 worst states for school violence during the 2017-18 school year according to data compiled by the Educator’s School Safety Network.
Other states on the list included Michigan, Ohio, New York, Illinois, Texas, and California.