(Video) Mental health advocate tries to defend thug, 17, who had to be dragged off unconscious female teaching aide

In the world of martial arts there’s a debate about a viral incident that transpired recently.

A Florida high school student has been arrested for attacking a school staff member after she confiscated his Nintendo Switch. The incident, which took place at Matanzas High School, was caught on camera and went viral on social media.

The 17-year-old student, who stands at 6’6” and weighs 270 pounds, attacked the 5’6” staff member after she took his gaming console away during class. The student was filmed beating the staff member unconscious and kicking and punching her multiple times while she lay on the floor.

After others intervened, the student was eventually restrained while students and faculty tended to the victim. She had to be hospitalized for her injuries.

The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office arrested the student and took him to the Department of Juvenile Justice. He is facing a charge of felony aggravated battery with bodily harm for his actions.

And yet there’s a mental health advocate willing to vouch for him. She told dailymail:

‘This is not just a thug,’

‘People need to be educated on children that have ESE [Exceptional Student Education]. They should also be educated on impulsive aggression behavior, and that most times these children do not understand the consequences of the behavior.’

 ‘That child has mental health issues. He is just that, a child.’

‘That teacher – that paraprofessional – should have never been left alone in a situation where she could have been attacked.’

This is an interesting take on the story considering that the aid would’ve been legally persecuted if she defended herself potentially.

This isn’t a rare situation when it comes to exceptional students. The aids and teachers that are around them are often physically incapable of defending themselves, and there’s even a question of even if she had been familiar with martial arts, would she have been able to defend herself?