Rogers student involved in locker room assault expelled for unknown amount of time

Published: Jan. 21, 2020 at 1:59 PM EST
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A Rogers student who was shown on video punching another student in a locker room in January has been expelled from school for an unknown amount of time, according to Toledo Public Schools officials.

The student who videotaped the incident has also been expelled.

TPS is not allowed to release the amount of time a student is expelled for. According to the Ohio Revised Code, a superintendent may expel a student from school for periods of up to 80 days.

The student who punched the other student has not appeared in juvenile court yet, and there is still a warrant out for his arrest, according to juvenile court administrators.

According to the police report, the victim was being made fun of in the locker room just after noon. When he began to walk away, the 15-year-old suspect continued to make fun of him and began punching him in the head.

The police report says the victim continued to walk away while being followed and punched.

In the viral video of the incident, the victim can be seen turning around and attempting to punch back, before being hit in the face and having his glasses knocked off.

The suspect is being charged with assault and a safe school threat.

Trudie Neely, principal at Rogers, said there's been an outpouring of support for the victim, including the offer of mentoring.

The accused's mother told 13abc, "I am sorry that that happened to the young man. I did not raise my son to act like that. He made a mistake. he knows what his mistake is."

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