Teen charged as adult after he ambushes male teacher in hall, slaps female teacher in class: officials

A North Carolina excessive schooler was hit with felony fees for allegedly attacking two separate college academics on college grounds — and is being charged as an adult, prosecutors mentioned.

Aquavis Hickman, 17, a pupil at Parkland High School in Winston-Salem, was indicted on assault and kidnapping fees final week and charged as a grownup in the 2 horrific assaults, together with an April 15 assault the place he slapped a female teacher twice, Fox affiliate WGHP-TV News reported.

“Our message to our community is simple,” Forsyth County District Attorney Jim O’Neill instructed the outlet. “We stand with teachers. We will fight to protect those teachers. And if you lay a hand on a teacher and assault a teacher, you can expect that the punishment will be swift and severe.

“Promise made,” O’Neill mentioned as he introduced the indictment Thursday. “Promise kept.”

Accused teacher slugger Aquavis Hickman.
Aquavis Hickman 17, is beign charged as an adult for allegedly attacking two academics at his North Carolina highschool. Facebook

In the primary incident, Hickman was charged with second-degree kidnapping and misdemeanor riot in a Feb. 1 assault on a male teacher on the college — though prosecutors mentioned he didn’t act alone.

Larry Edwards, a retired educator who was working as a substitute teacher, instructed WGHP he “was appalled” after having his head pushed in the hallway, allegedly by Hickman and different college students.

“I walked up to the desk to get my phone to call the office and he mockingly walked behind me, and I happened to turn around and see him and the students started laughing,” Edwards said in a report final week. “The next thing I know he had taken his hand and smushed my head and everybody started laughing and he ran out.”

Last month, prosecutors mentioned the rowdy teen walked as much as the female teacher and smacked her twice, with the assault caught on video that later went viral — though it was not launched by cops.

Aquavis Hickman approaches teacher.
Aquavis Hickman, 17, was caught on video strolling as much as a teacher at his North Carolina highschool on April 15. Winston-Salem / Forsyth County Schools
Student lunges at teacher.
Aquavis Hickman, 17, lunges at a teacher at Parkland High School iN North Carolina on April 15. Winston-Salem / Forsyth County Schools
North Caroliang high schooler slaps teacher.
Aquavis Hickman, 17, is seen on viral video slapping his teacher at a North Carolina High School on April 15. Winston-Salem / Forsyth County Schools

“That video went viral nationwide and it put us on the map in a negative manner,” Winston-Salem Police Chief William Penn instructed the outlet. “I am so glad today that the rest of the nation will also hear that we do not tolerate that in Winston-Salem and Forsyth County.”

The case towards the teenager was transferred from juvenile court docket to Superior Court final week, the place a grand jury voted to indict him.

School district officials declined to touch upon the case or Hickman’s arrest.

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