WESTLAKE, Ohio-– A video of a vicious attack at Westlake High School shows a 17-year-old being slammed to the ground.
The video was posted on a public Twitter account late last week.
The fight happened on April 12 inside the high school. The victim's family took him to the hospital, where he remained for several days. An attorney representing the his family confirmed the victim is home recovering.
Police arrested 18-year-old Deandrew Smith last week and charged him with felonious assault in connection with the fight. He appeared in Rocky River Municipal Court Tuesday morning with family members and his attorney.
His attorney, Timothy Spurrier, said he is confident that his client will be cleared of any wrongdoing.
As a condition of bond, the judge ordered that Smith have no contact with the victim.
Smith is also facing unrelated charges of rape and kidnapping in juvenile court. That charge stems from an incident that happened in Westlake in August.