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Warning: This story concerns real life graphic violence.

A 17 year-old student in Palm Coast, Florida has been arrested and charged with assault on a paraprofessional (an aide assigned to students with individual teaching plans) at Matanzas High School, with the charge recently upgraded to adult court, records show. The incident occurred on February 21st, when a surveillance video took footage of the incident in question. Aggravated battery on a school board employee is a first-degree felony punishable by up to 30 years in prison. According to the student’s statement in the release, he was upset at the aide for taking away his Switch during class.

The student is being held for $1 million of bail. The aide was taken to the hospital for treatment, and was reportedly released last Tuesday. While it’s easy to paint this situation as one of irrationale and sensationalism, there’s undoubtedly more to the story than headlines or what’s reported can convey. We’ve refrained from sharing any of the particularly brutal details here, but you can read more at the El Paso Times.


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Written by Amelia Fruzzetti

A writer and Nintendo fan based in Seattle, Washington. When not working for NinWire, she can be found eating pasta, writing stories, and wondering about when Mother 3 is finally going to get an official localization.