Student Arrested After Using Brass Knuckles During Fight
A 16-year-old student, initially involved in a mutual fight with another student, was arrested for felony assault after he used a set of brass knuckles during the incident. The victim received medical attention for a cut to the back of his head.
On March 10, 2020, at approximately 7:50 a.m., Spokane Valley and East Valley High School Resource Deputy Bruner responded to a reported fight at the school.
Through the investigation, Deputy Bruner learned the incident was initiated by a 17-year-old student who began challenging a fellow 16-year-old student, and eventual suspect, to a fight over Snap Chat this weekend. When asked why he did this, the student said he wanted to see how tough the suspect was.
The fight was “planned” for Monday, but the suspect wasn’t at school. However, the suspect did attend school today. When the student realized he might have to fight the suspect, he approached the 16-year-old victim and offered him $100,000 to fight the suspect in his place. He said the victim willingly accepted.
The victim told Deputy Bruner another student approached him and jokingly offered $100,000 to fight the suspect. He went to the suspect’s location, and they started fighting. During the physical altercation, the suspect pulled out brass knuckles and hit him in the back of the head.
A witnessing 15-year-old classmate said he heard rumors about a fight taking place in the gym. When he went to the location, he observed the suspect and the victim fighting. During the fight, he noticed the suspect was wearing brass knuckles, and the victim was bleeding. At that point, he tackled the suspect to stop the fight.
Informed of the fight, Deputy Bruner located the suspect in the front of the school as the suspect attempted to leave. Deputy Bruner noted the suspect had blood on his hands when he was detained.
The suspect was arrested and booked into the Spokane County Juvenile Detention Center for Assault 2nd Degree, a felony.
School officials are aware of the incident and are reviewing the actions of the involved students to determine any possible administrative discipline.