EDMOND, Okla. – Police in Oklahoma are investigating after a scholar says he was attacked inside a restroom at his highschool.
Officers say the incident occurred on Oct. 4th contained in the restroom at Edmond Memorial Excessive Faculty.
Investigators say the sufferer was punched a number of occasions with out preventing again, and now his mother and father are urgent expenses.
“One of many college students with particular wants was being repeatedly punched in one of many loos that day,” Jennifer Wagnon, with the Edmond Police Division, informed KFOR.
In a police report, the sufferer says he was “simply speaking to my pals and one in every of my pals stated, ‘Do you need to battle?’ I stated, ‘No,’ however his associates took me into the restroom.”
“The scholar that we arrested stated it began within the cafeteria. That the opposite scholar had requested him to struggle, had needed to struggle. The video doesn’t present that a part of it in any respect,” Wagnon stated.
Authorities say the beating was captured on a scholar’s cellular phone.
“It exhibits the sufferer being punched repeatedly within the chest and the again and truly turning type of in safety away from the scholar that is punching him,” Wagnon stated.
Within the video, you hear the suspect say, “Swing on me.”
“That scholar that was punching him is egging him on to punch him again. That clearly by no means occurs,” Wagnon stated.
After the cellular phone video was shared on social media, a number of college students went to high school leaders to report the beating. Inside 24 hours, the alleged suspect was arrested and charged with assault and battery.
Edmond Public Faculties says it’s pleased with the scholars who got here ahead, saying:
“A protected and safe studying surroundings is of the upmost precedence for Edmond Faculties. With a scholar inhabitants of 24,870 and virtually three,000 staff, it will be significant that each one employees and college students perceive what to do in any disaster, whether or not it’s pure or man-made. We recognize the scholars who, after viewing the video, made the daring choice to return ahead and report the incident to high school administration and the SRO on behalf of a fellow classmate. It’s college students like these that may assist scale back additional incidents from occurring. It takes all 28,000 college students and employees at EPS to assist make the most secure surroundings potential for all college students to study.”
The report states the sufferer has a neurological dysfunction and a tool to alleviate strain brought on by mind fluid.
Edmond officers stated they could not…