A 17-year-old special needs student in Bunnell, Florida, is said to have viciously attacked a teacher’s aide, leaving that person unconscious. Sources say that the student was upset because the paraprofessional had taken away the teen’s Nintendo game.
Because of privacy reasons, the condition of the aide hasn’t been released. However, camera footage of the incident was reviewed by the Flagler County Sheriff.
Reports note that footage revealed the student repeatedly assaulting the teacher’s aide as she was on the ground. He can be seen kicking and punching her in the head and body while on top of her, close to 15 times.
The student is said to be about 6 feet, 7 inches and 270 pounds.
There are two school resource deputies on the campus of Matanzas High School, but it took several minutes for them to arrive. This was due to the large size of the school.
“Fortunately, other students and other faculty members, administrators came and intervened,” the sheriff said.
The student has been charged with felony aggravated battery and maybe expulsion from the school. When the incident was over, the student is said to have started to spit on the aide and threatened to kill her when he got back.
The district hasn’t released the student’s name because of confidentiality measures.
There need to be some sort of protection practice in place…to prevent this kind of offense, of course…