A teenager is facing a battery charge after police say he physically and verbally assaulted a Wellington High School faculty member in April, according to the Palm Beach County School District police.
Sebastian Escudero, 18, charged at the faculty member and said he was going to “beat him,” according to the affidavit for his arrest, made public Monday. Arrested Friday on a charge of battery on a public education employee, Escudero was released from the Palm Beach County Jail on Sunday after posting $3,000 bond.
According to the affidavit, Escudero was talking with a student outside of a classroom on April 28 when he was supposed to be in the school auditorium. The faculty member saw the two talking and informed Escudero’s teacher. According to the report, Escudero then took exception with the faculty member.
An employee who witnessed the incident confirmed the faculty member’s account and said Escudero told the faculty member, “I’m going to kill you.”
The faculty member told police Escudero poked him in the face a few times, but that he did not raise his voice or arms in any way. According to the report, there were no visible injuries to the faculty member’s face, and he did not request medical attention.
The school district Monday said federal law prohibited it from saying whether Escudero, a Wellington resident, remained a student at the school.