WILLOUGHBY, Ohio — An 18-year-old student was arrested after allegedly assaulting a 69-year-old staff member at Willoughby South High School earlier this week.
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The incident happened on Monday, March 20, when Willoughby fire responded to a hall monitor bleeding from the head after allegedly being pushed backward by a student.
After reviewing surveillance footage, Ke'Shaun Howard was identified as the suspect involved in the assault and was arrested by Willoughby police.
Willoughby police say that Howard allegedly pushed the hall monitor backward so that he could leave the restroom after he and "several students" were detained in the bathroom for "possibly being involved in smoking and or vaping."
The hall monitor, who was taken to a local hospital, suffered a concussion and laceration to the back of the head. As of Wednesday, he has not returned to work.
Howard is being charged with aggravated disorderly conduct and felonious assault.
An arraignment hearing for Howard took place on Tuesday, March 21, where a $5,000 bond was set, which was later posted.
A preliminary hearing is expected to take place on Thursday, March 30, at Willoughby Municipal Court.
EDITOR'S NOTE: The video above previously aired on 3News on Feb. 17, 2023, in an unrelated story.