A Florida high school student was caught on video savagely beating a female teacher unconscious for taking away his Nintendo Switch. The 17-year-old, who’s 6’6″ and weighs 270 pounds, ran towards the staffer and pushed her to the floor before repeatedly stomping on her and punching her more than 15 times. The incident happened at Matanzas High School in Palm Coast.
Several other school employees witnessed the attack and quickly ran over to the teacher’s aid. They pulled the student off the teacher and called an ambulance for her. The unnamed woman was said to have been “bloody and unconscious” when she was found. She was taken to the hospital but is expected to make a full recovery.
A video shows the student attack the teacher over his Nintendo Switch
The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office released a separate video showing the student being handcuffed inside a classroom at the Volusia County school. “The student stated that he was upset with the victim because she took his Nintendo Switch away during class,” they said in a statement.
The student, who lives in a group home, can also be seen spitting in the teacher’s direction and claiming that he was “going to kill her” when he got back to school. He also repeatedly asked police when he would be released and started becoming violent when he found out it wasn’t happening right away.
“The actions of this student are absolutely horrendous and completely uncalled for,” said Volusia County Sheriff Rick Staly in a statement. “We hope the victim will recover, both mentally and physically, from this incident.”
The teenager was referred to the Department of Juvenile Justice. He faces felony battery charges.
Following the release of the footage, a Volusia County School spokesperson said, “The safety and security of our students and staff is of utmost importance to us and we will continue to cooperate fully with the local authorities as part of this investigation.”