A high school student from Florida was taken into custody following a brutal attack on a female staff member who had taken his Nintendo Switch away. The assault was so severe that it left the victim unconscious.
According to NBC News, the attack took place on Tuesday at Matanzas High School in Palm Coast, which is located about 35 miles north of Daytona Beach. Authorities claimed that the 6-foot-6, 270-pound 17-year-old boy attacked the teaching assistant after she took away the gaming console during class.
The teen aggressively approached the victim, who then knocked her to the ground, as seen on surveillance cameras. He then kicked and punched the employee until witnesses stepped in to stop him.
The woman, whose identity has not been made public, was reportedly taken to the hospital for treatment; however, neither the severity of her injuries nor her present state has been made clear. “The actions of this student are absolutely horrendous and completely uncalled for,” Flagler County 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. Our schools should be a safe place – for both employees and students.”
Shortly after, police showed up at the school and arrested the student. Charges of felony aggravated battery with bodily harm were brought against him, and he was handed over to the Department of Juvenile Justice. Keep an eye on Thirsty For News to stay updated regarding all these bizarre incidents.
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