Elk Grove high school student charged with attempted homicide

Deputies saw video of the attack and identified the student, arresting him on suspicion of attempted homicide.

ELK GROVE, Calif. — A 15-year-old student has been charged with attempted homicide after attacking another student at an Elk Grove high school.

The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office said deputies responded to Monterey Trail High School around 2 p.m. Wednesday after Elk Grove Unified School District officials reported a 15-year-old boy was struggling to breathe.

Firefighters arrived in response to the call and the student was taken to hospital by his parents for an evaluation.

Kawame Curry, who identified himself as the victim’s father, said his son Kawame Curry Jr. was home on concussion protocol.

“They did tests and stuff on him. They did (and) we got a lot of stuff back. So at that point they were okay to release him and let him go home , but they want us to watch it,” Curry said.

Deputies spoke to witnesses and, based on their preliminary investigation, officials said the victim was attacked by another 15-year-old student and suffered multiple blunt trauma to his upper body.

ABC10 reporter Giacomo Luca spoke to several students who witnessed the alleged attack. They said they saw a student hitting another student multiple times with a fire extinguisher.

A video circulating online appears to show the alleged attack. A screenshot of this video before the alleged attack is shown below.

Deputies saw video of the attack and identified the student, arresting him on suspicion of attempted homicide. He was taken to Sacramento County Juvenile Hall for reservation.

The suspect is being held on two counts without bail. The investigation is ongoing.

In a letter to parents, the Elk Grove Unified School District said site administration will work with security personnel and law enforcement to investigate and determine any further action.

Anyone with information regarding this incident or who may have video is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office at (916) 874-5115 or Sacramento Valley Crime Stoppers at (916) 443-HELP.

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