A instructing aide who was brutally crushed by a 6’6″ teen scholar is a ‘humble’ mom-of-two whose son attends the identical highschool, it has been revealed.
Joan Naydich, 57, of Palm Coast, Florida, was thrown to the bottom and knocked unconscious by an unidentified teen scholar on Tuesday at Matanzas Excessive Faculty after she took away his Nintendo Swap.
The mother-of-two has a son Morgan, a senior, who attends the highschool and a daughter who graduated in 2013. She has labored for Flagler County Faculties since 2004 and has labored at Matanzas since 2021.
‘Joan is humble, by no means asks for assist and wishes our love/assist throughout this troublesome time,’ good friend and fellow dad or mum, Jessica White Leon, wrote on GoFundMe. ‘I’ve had the privilege of attending to know Joan by our children’ bowling group for Matanzas HS for the final six years!’
Flagler County deputies discovered Naydich with ‘extreme’ accidents after she was hit by the scholar at the very least 15 occasions. She was transported to a neighborhood hospital for therapy. It’s unclear if she remains to be within the hospital.
Sheriff Rick Staly advised WESH 2: ‘This might have been a murder.’
Joan Naydich, 57, of Palm Coast, (pictured with Morgan) was thrown to the bottom and knocked unconscious by an unidentified teen scholar on Tuesday at Matanzas Excessive Faculty
The mother-of-two (pictured collectively) has a son, a senior, who attends the highschool and a daughter who graduated in 2013. She has labored for Flagler County Faculties since 2004 and has labored at Matanzas since 2021
The Matanzas Excessive Faculty scholar, 17, of Palm Coast, (pictured), who was not named as a consequence of his age, violently attacked the instructing aide after telling one other scholar he was ‘going to kill her’ for taking his Nintendo Swap
The coed, who’s particular wants, was arrested and charged with a juvenile felony for aggravated battery with bodily hurt, which faces as much as 5 years. He’s at the moment within the custody of the Division of Juvenile Justice.
In surveillance footage, launched by the Flagler County Sheriff’s Workplace, the hulking scholar may be seen dashing as much as Naydich earlier than launching her throughout the room, her physique flying a number of toes.
She hits the bottom head-first, rendering her unconscious. The particular wants scholar instantly begins kicking Naydich earlier than kneeling all the way down to punch her within the head and torso.
One other lady runs as much as the scholar and grabs his arm, however is unable to tug him off the aide earlier than a number of others rush to pull him off her. Even after they handle to push him to the bottom, he nonetheless reaches his leg out to hit Naydich a number of extra occasions.
It takes 5 workers members to restrain and drag him away from her physique as he fought in opposition to them.
In surveillance footage, launched by the Flagler County Sheriff’s Workplace, the hulking scholar, 17, of Palm Coast, may be seen dashing as much as Naydich earlier than launching her throughout the room
She hits the bottom head-first, rendering her unconscious. The particular wants scholar instantly begins kicking her earlier than kneeling all the way down to punch her within the head and torso
The Flagler County Sheriff’s Workplace discovered Naydich with ‘extreme accidents’ and she or he was transported to the hospital for therapy.
The teenager claimed he would ‘beat her up each time she takes away his sport,’ and spat on Naydich as deputies escorted him away, based on the arrest report.
In bodycam footage, the scholar may be seen asking officers if he’s ‘going to jail,’ whereas they handcuff him within the faculty.
‘For the way lengthy?’ the scholars requested.
‘I don’t know,’ the officer replied.
Moments later he advised officers: ‘F**ok you, I don’t need to go to jail. I’ve extra vital issues to do,’ earlier than accusing them of manhandling him.
Staly known as the ordeal ‘completely horrendous and utterly uncalled for.’
‘We hope [Naydich] will be capable to recuperate, each mentally and bodily, from this incident,’ he stated in an announcement. ‘Our colleges needs to be a protected place – for each workers and college students.’
Joan Naydich’s physique flew a number of toes earlier than she was knocked unconscious. The coed had stated he would ‘beat her up each time she takes away his sport.’ The aide, who started working on the faculty in 2021, was left with extreme accidents and was transported to the hospital
The coed was arrested and brought to the Sheriff Perry Corridor Inmate Detention Facility, earlier than being turned over to the Division of Juvenile Justice. He was charged with Felony Aggravated Battery with Bodily Hurt, which is punishable as much as 5 years in Florida
It took 5 workers members to restrain and drag the boy away from Naydich’s physique as he fought in opposition to them
Flagler Faculties Superintendent Cathy Mittelstadt agreed, saying: ‘Making a protected studying and dealing setting on our campuses is important. Violence isn’t an applicable response.’
Matanzas Excessive Faculty stated it had ‘no remark,’ when contacted by the DailyMail.com.
The Flagler Faculty Board did say at a gathering after the occasion that they’ve made it a ‘excessive precedence’ to go over coverage to ‘assist with this.’
After the assault, Psychological Well being Advocate, Sue City – whose 17-year-old son Nicholas graduated from Matanzas Excessive Faculty earlier than taking his personal life – responded to the incident, claiming it wasn’t ‘his fault,’ regardless of swift backlash.
‘This isn’t this little one’s fault. He’s not a menace,’ City stated in an emotionally Fb Stay.
‘This can be a psychological well being situation. This can be a downside with our system, it’s damaged.’
City, who additionally has a stepson in the identical behavioral wing because the boy within the video, advised DailyMail.com on Friday that the particular wing is for ‘kids that aren’t within the basic inhabitants of the highschool,’ and that her son and the boy had been ‘faculty mates’ in separate courses.
He advised officers whereas being arrested: ‘F**ok you, I don’t need to go to jail. I’ve extra vital issues to do’
She additionally advised DailyMail.com that the kid lived in a gaggle residence and his mom didn’t reside in Flagler County, which a college member advised her on the faculty board assembly on Wednesday evening.
‘That little one shouldn’t have been transported to jail, he ought to have been transported to a psychological well being facility,’ she stated on Fb Stay.
‘Please cease labeling this little one as a monster. Sure, his measurement is an enormous issue, [but] he didn’t know he was doing mistaken.
‘These youngsters are given additional consideration in these courses. They’re given leeway to have these units, so once they do lose their tempers or in the event that they do get into that psychological house, that they will have these Switches or telephones or their consolation units, [so] that they will settle down.’
Regardless of her sturdy place, she confronted swift backlash, with many claiming the kid needs to be charged as an grownup and face jail time.
Kimberly Rosania advised DailyMail.com that ‘one of many causes I’m being so vocal is [their identities have] not been launched. I care extra about whether or not an harmless lady than I do a predator.’
Psychological Well being Advocate, Sue City – whose 17-year-old son graduated from Matanzas Excessive Faculty earlier than taking his personal life – responded to the incident, claiming it wasn’t ‘his fault,’ regardless of swish backlash. She claimed he ought to go to a psychological well being facility, however a number of different are calling for jail time
Many disagree with Sue, saying the boy is an ‘animal’ an ought to go to ‘jail’
She additionally claimed in a Fb submit that neighborhood members ‘defended this conduct and this animal.’
‘Claiming his disabilities are and will hold him protected, that is madness! If he was not steady sufficient to worth human life over a $300.00 online game why was he amongst harmless lives to start with? Why had been these lives much less invaluable than his training? This a damaged system!’
One other lady, Karen Puca, stated the video was ‘regarding’ and stated she would ‘love to listen to how the MHS management is dealing with such nonsense’ – as a number of have reported there have been extra fights this week.
City confirmed to DailyMail.com that lots of fights occur on the faculty and that the college’s management must do higher.
One other, CH Crawley, stated: ‘Put him in jail for assault and tried homicide.’