Days ago, the news that a 17-year-old boy was arrested in the US state of Florida after beating a teacher unconscious from her school after her got him a video game console, toured the world
Is that the brutality of what was recorded by the security cameras went viral on social media in minutes. The recording crews of Matanzas High School, in Flagler County (East Florida), recorded the beating the youth inflicted on the assistant in a corridor Until security came and stopped him..
However, the version of the main person involved and victim of the attack was now known. Joan Naydich has denied claims by her attacker, Brendan Depa, 17, that she instigated the beating in class by pulling Nintendo Switch console.
“Alone I want to clear things up. I never took the Nintendo Switch from him. I was told by those who have read or heard otherwise that unfortunately it was disinformation », said Naydich, responding to the many citizens who have launched a collection to raise funds for his recovery.
“I hope awareness after this incident spreads far and wide. This will save anyone else from having to deal with the trauma, physical healing and disruption to daily life this has caused,” Naydich said in a statement. GoFundMewhere over US$66,000 was raised.
Depa, who allegedly told the police “I was going to kill her” when released, he will be tried as an adult for aggravated assault on a school board employee, a charge punishable by up to 30 years behind bars.
Depa’s aggressiveness was tremendous. In the video released on Saturday by various media, the student is seen punching, stomping and continues to kick the woman when she lies unconscious on the floor, after having pushed her with such force that she fell almost two meters from where she was.
The student, with special needs, is over two meters tall and weighs more than 120 kilosaccording to school sources.
After the beating, according to police reports, he spat on the victim and threatened to kill her.
While in class after being restrained, the student stated that he was upset that she had taken the game away from him and said that “he’ll hit her every time she takes off his game”according to an arrest report, and that “When he returns he will kill her”.
In a statement, a Flagler school department spokeswoman said the assaulted woman has worked in the district since 2004 and has been an adjunct teacher as of 2021.
The district also explained that adjunct teachers are assigned to students with an individualized educational programand are not awarded to general education students.
Flagler County Sheriff Rick Staly told WESH in Orlando “it may have been a homicide”. “When you push people down like that and they hit their heads, you never know the outcome,” the police official said.
“This student’s actions are absolutely horrendous and completely useless (…) We hope that the victim can recover, both mentally and physically, from this incident. Fortunately, students and staff members rushed to the victim’s aid before deputies arrived,” the sheriff added.
“I am very sorry for the teacher, the one who was attacked. It’s something we see too often these days,” said Ann Marie, mother of a Matanzas High School.
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