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A hulking 6-foot-6, 270-pound 17-year-old Florida high school student who went nuts and beat his teacher to a pulp for having the audacity to take his Nintendo Switch at school will be charged as an adult for the assault — and it turns out he was arrested for battery three times in 2019.
According to FlaglerLive.com, Brendan Depa faces up to 30 years in prison for the beating he put on Joan Naydich, a paraprofessional who was tasked with working with the teen. Depa is now being held in the Duval County Jail on a $1 million bond.
By the time Depa was done smashing Naydich, he’d kicked and punched the woman at least 15 times in the back and the head.
In its ruling to charge the teen as an adult, the state attorney’s office declared Depa “did actually and intentionally touch or strike (the victim) against the will of (her) and in doing so used a deadly weapon, and/or intentionally or knowingly caused great bodily harm, permanent disability, or permanent disfigurement.”
Flagler County Sheriff Rick Staly says this brutal attack luckily didn’t turn into a homicide.
“This student is just six months shy of age 18, and it was also a brutal attack on this teacher. Fortunately, this didn’t result in a fatality. This could be a homicide we are talking about,” Staly added.
Naydich, 57, has worked for Flaglery County schools since 2004. A GoFundMe created for the teacher describes her as “humble” and notes that she “never asks for help.” The mother of two is now home recovering from her injuries after spending time in the hospital.
Meanwhile, the student who could’ve killed her told cops “F–k you, I don’t want to go to jail. I have more important things to do,” as he was being handcuffed and removed from the school.
The student also promised he was “going to kill her” when he got his next opportunity.
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The guy is a menace. He should be taken off the streets. I don’t care how old he is…he’s going to kill somebody some day if he doesn’t spend a lot of time in the clink.
Animal. Lock him up and throw away the key. Fortunately this happened in Florida where most prosecutors are normal.