Howard County Police have charged an employee of the Howard County Public School System with second-degree assault against a student

Screenshot from the video making the rounds on social media

In a post from the Howard County Police Department on February 2nd that has created a lot of comments (500 comments and 61 shares on Facebook so far):

UPDATE: As part of an investigation into a Dec. 2 incident at Howard High School, Howard County Police have charged Michael Williams, an employee of the Howard County Public School System, with second-degree assault against a student.

The incident occurred when a 17-year-old male student began assaulting multiple other students in the school cafeteria. Williams, an HCPSS security assistant, physically engaged the student to stop the attacks.

After a detailed police investigation and review by the Howard County State’s Attorney’s Office, it was determined that Williams’ actions, which included striking the teen, warranted a criminal charge. The student was charged as a juvenile in December for the assaults against other students.

Other adults involved in the incident, including a school administrator and school resource officer, were also investigated and it was determined they would not be charged criminally as a result of their actions.

Williams was charged in a summons Feb. 1 and served today.

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Here is the public video of part of the incident from social media shared in the past:


Here is a report from WMAR news:


Here is the article from December 3rd on the Blog:

Howard County Police provides update on incident at Howard High School on December 2nd:

https://scotteblog.com/2021/12/03/howard-county-police-provides-update-on-incident-at-howard-high-school-on-december-2nd/


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Scott E

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