PARK CITY, Utah — Tania Mashburn, public information officer for Utah State Courts, confirmed that the student involved in the physical altercation at Treasure Mountain Junior High last week is facing a Class B misdemeanor count of assault.
The penalties for such a charge involving a juvenile typically include some combination of community service, anger management classes, and possibly a fine.
A video shared widely on Snapchat last week showed a student at Treasure Mountain Junior High pushing a fellow student inside a trash can and later picking him up and throwing him on the ground.
According to FOX13, the victim confronted the aggressor about racial comments he made about a teacher — saying “I’m not comfortable with the way you are talking about this teacher. You need to stop.”
After that, the assault began. Reports indicate that the student who was attacked is new to the Park City School District.
“It was a disturbing moment. Yesterday was not a proud moment for our amazing school,” said Treasure Mountain Jr. High Principal Caleb Fine in a Youtube video posted last Friday.