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.
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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.