Family of former Central High School student accused of attacking teacher, Deborah Trumpower, with snowball speaks publicly

The family of the 15-year-old Central High School student, that allegedly attacked a teacher with a snowball, spoke publicly Wednesday for the first time since

News 12 Connecticut obtained the exclusive video of the assault from the victim, Deborah Trumpower.

News 12 Connecticut obtained the exclusive video of the assault from the victim, Deborah Trumpower. (2/12/14)

BRIDGEPORT - The family of a 15-year-old Central High School student, that allegedly attacked a teacher with a snowball, spoke publicly Wednesday for the first time since the incident.

The family told News 12 that the student, whose name has not been released due to being a minor, was carrying out a gang initiation when he attacked his geometry teacher, Deborah Trumpower, with a snowball.

Maryam Thomas-Muhammad says she met with school officials to discuss sending her grandson, who is facing assault charges, to an alternative school since he has been expelled.

School officials say the student, who let Thomas-Muhammad’s grandson in the building and then recorded the assault with a cell phone, is also facing criminal charges as well as expulsion.

Trumpower who was hospitalized with a concussion says the suspect must be held accountable for his actions.

Officials say the teen is scheduled to appear in juvenile court Friday.

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