17-Year-old Student Knocked Out Teaching Assistant After She Confiscated His Nintendo Switch

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A North Florida high school student, 17, knocked out a school staff member after she seized his Nintendo Switch, says the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office, reports the Miami Herald. Following the attack, the woman was sent to the hospital and the student was taken into custody for the brutal attack. 

The incident occurred at Matanzas High School on February 21. Officials arrived at the school close to 10:15 a.m. where they discovered the assistant teacher

“on the ground with severe injuries after an unprovoked attack by a male student.”

According to the sheriff’s office,

“The student stated that he was upset because the victim took his Nintendo Switch away from him during class.” 

“On surveillance footage …. the student who is approximately (6 feet, 6 inches tall) and 270 pounds, is shown walking fast toward the victim and pushing the victim several feet, knocking her to the school floor, which knocked her unconscious. The student is then shown kicking and punching the unconscious victim several times in the back and head.”

In the video, bystanders are seen running toward the encounter to defuse the situation as the unidentified paraprofessional laid on the floor unconscious. In a video released by the sheriff’s department, the student is seen going off on officers as he told them that he had

 “more important things to do”

than going to jail. The 17-year-old student also complained about how he was being mishandled by arresting officers. 

The boy has been charged with felony aggravated battery with bodily harm, according to officials. 

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