Posted on September 14, 2022

Teenager Arrested Following Video of ‘Horrific Incident’ at West Brook High School

Tiana Johnson, KBMT, September 10, 2022

A Beaumont city councilman is calling for state and national-level change after what he describes as a “horrific incident” at West Brook High School.

“A student was brutally beaten in one of the boy’s restrooms while other students watched,” Beaumont City Councilman Mike Getz said in a Facebook post.


The video, which 12News has seen, appears to have been taken in the boy’s bathroom. A teenage boy can be seen punching another boy, who is on the floor, in the face and head at least 14 times before kicking him in the face.

The boy on the floor tries to cover his face as he is hit multiple times. Other teens can be seen in the bathroom when the incident is taking place.

The boy who was seen punching and kicking the other was arrested and could possibly face robbery and assault charges, according to Getz. The councilman hopes he will be prosecuted as an adult.

“This is not his first rodeo,” Getz said. “He has been arrested before, but current state and federal law allow these offenders back on campus after a relatively short stay at a juvenile detention facility.”

Getz feels the school district failed the student who was hurt by not providing him with a safe learning environment.


{snip} He feels the solution to the fighting would be to place adult monitors at the doors of the restrooms.