Last Updated on September 16, 2022
A Texas high school student has reportedly been arrested after a video went viral of one student violently assaulting another student in a bathroom.
The fight occurred at Westbrook High School, located in Beaumont, Texas, which is Northeast of Houston.
The perpetrator, a black person, is seen slamming another boy, who is white, into a bathroom stall before throwing him onto the ground and repeatedly punching and kicking him.
The victim is seen helplessly trying to protect his head from the relentless blows.
Video of the horrific use of violence has been viewed nearly 750,000 times on Twitter.
Video of another brutal beating that allegedly took place at a high school in Beaumont, TX
This needs to end
— Dan Lyman (@realdanlyman) September 13, 2022
Mike Getz, a Beaumont City Councilman, described the altercation as a “horrific incident.”
Getz claims the perpetrator has been arrested multiple times but state and federal law allows the violent individual to continue coming back to campus.
“This is not his first rodeo. He has been arrested before, but current state and federal law allow these offenders back on campus after a relatively short stay at a juvenile detention facility,” the city councilman explained.
Getz claims this incident should have been prevented since the school district currently holds a policy which requires adults to monitor school bathrooms.
“I am told that policy had already been implemented but that someone failed to show up to monitor the rest room as they were supposed to do.”
The Beaumont Independent School District (BISD) police chief, Joseph Malbrough, told KDFM he intends to file charges against the attacker: “You can best believe I will file charges.”
“Immediately after the incident took place on Wednesday, our officers were able to take the young man into custody and provide the necessary services for the victim, as well as the necessary steps that follow after we take a juvenile into custody,” Malbrough added.
Stay tuned to National File for any updates.