(Fox News) The Florida high school student accused of violently attacking a teacher’s aide who he says took his Nintendo Switch was previously hit with three misdemeanor battery charges on separate occasions.
Brendan Depa, 17, is being charged as an adult and faces one felony count of aggravated battery on an elected official or education employee after deputies say that he attacked a teacher’s aide on Feb. 21, who the student alleges took his Nintendo Switch during class time. The incident happened at Matanzas High School in Palm Coast, Florida.
Depa is being held in jail on a $1 million bond.
Court documents obtained by Fox News Digital show that Depa has three prior misdemeanor battery charges, one in March 2019, April 2019, and June 2019. All of the misdemeanor charges stem from the 13th Judicial Circuit, which is located in Hillsborough County.
According to WESH-TV, the teenager is considered a special needs student.
Surveillance video released by police shows the 6-foot-6-inch, 270-pound student rushing up to the teacher’s aide and pushing her to the ground, who is then seen continuing to punch and kick her.
When the student was arrested, body worn camera video shows him saying “F–k you” to one of the deputies before he was arrested.
“I don’t want to go to jail,” the suspect said.
While being taken into custody, Depa allegedly said that he would “beat her up every time she takes away his game.” Depa also made comments stating that he “is going to hill her” when he comes back.