SOURCE: Jayru Campbell body slammed fellow student before body slamming school security guard
6:17 PM, Feb 11, 2014
6:30 PM, Feb 11, 2014
DETROIT (WXYZ) - A month before Jayru Campbell body slammed a school security guard in the halls of Detroit's Cass Tech High School, the star quarterback body slammed a fellow student, according to a source familiar with the case.
It's unclear if school administrators or district officials ever notified police of that alleged assault on the student that we're told took place in December. District officials declined to comment, citing privacy laws.
On Tuesday, Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy announced criminal charges against Campbell for body slamming the school security guard on January 22.
Campbell is expected to turn himself in to police Wednesday morning to be arraigned on a charge of Assault with Intent to do Great Bodily Harm (felony) and Aggravated Assault (misdemeanor).
Sources say the incident began when the security guard asked Campbell several times to adhere to the dress code by removing his hood while inside the school. Campbell reportedly refused and said "N****, you ain't gonna tell me nothing." On videos recorded by students on their cell phones, Campbell lifts the guard up and slams him to the ground before being grabbed by other security guards and arrested.
Worthy says the security guard sustained an injury to his face and an "open wound to the head."
Action News asked Worthy if she was aware of Campbell's alleged assault on a student in December, she replied, "I
am aware of other incidents and anything relevant will come out in a court of law."
In November, Campbell was suspended for punching a football player on an opposing team
Campbell is expected to be arraigned in 36th District Court Wednesday morning.
Detroit Public Schools released the following statement:
"Detroit Public Schools respects Wayne County Prosecutor Kim Worthy's decision and will assist her office in any way possible. As it relates to Jayru Campbell's current status at Detroit Public Schools, Mr. Campbell is being afforded his due process rights in accordance with our Code of Conduct. Mr. Campbell's student records are private and protected from disclosure under Federal law - the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act."
Michelle A. Zdrodowski
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