Teacher’s Aid Who Was Knocked Out By Student Over Allegedly Taking Nintendo Switch Reveals That She Didn’t Confiscate The Game Console

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The Florida teacher’s assistant who was brutally attacked by a student over the claim that she took his Nintendo Switch is speaking out, reports the New York Post. The woman, Joan Naydich, a Matanzas High School paraprofessional revealed that she didn’t confiscate the student’s Nintendo Switch

As she continues to recover, she announced,

“I just want to set the record straight. I never took the Nintendo Switch from him. From anyone that’s read or heard differently, I’ve been told this was unfortunately misinformation.”

The 17-year-old student, Brendan Depa, informed officials that he attacked her because she took his Nintendo Switch. 

If you’re unaware, a video of the student brutally attacking the teacher has gained much attraction. The attack left Naydich in the hospital, where she was later released; however, she says she’s

“overwhelmed with the idea of the long fight ahead.” 

A GoFundMe was launched for Naydich, and it has received over $60,000 in donations. The teaching assistant said on the fundraiser page,

“I’m hopeful that the awareness of this incident being spread far and wide will prevent anyone else from ever dealing with the trauma, physical healing, and disruption of everyday life that this has caused.” 

The 17-year-old student will reportedly be charged as an adult

“for aggravated battery on a school board employee, a charge punishable by up to 30 years behind bars,”

reporter The Post. The boy allegedly told cops that he was

“going to kill her”

once he is released. 

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