Four middle school students are in custody after videos circulating social media showed them attacking a Langham Creek High School Coach on campus. The event occurred on Thursday, February 10, in Harris country, Texas.
Video shared on social media appears to show an adult struggling to defend himself against at least four attackers while others record the incident.
Michael Shott, an assistant baseball coach and physics teacher at Langham Creek High, was injured in the attack.
It has been reported that the students in question were riding dirt bikes on the high school grounds. It was also said they were reckless and were performing dangerous stunts.
A student stated that the Coach showed concern and politely asked them to stop doing so. The students refused to cooperate and decided to jump him.
The middle schoolers proceeded to chase the coach until he fell. They also proceeded to punch him until Schott managed to getaway.
Schott’s mother Peggy Schott told that her son suffered a broken arm as a result of the attack. She said Michael is doing “fine” following the incident that shocked a community, and credits him for handling himself in a difficult situation.
“He’s doing fine. He’s at home. He has a broken arm, but the kids said that he’s doing what he’s always done and he’s fine,” said Peggy. “The reason it happened to him was because he was doing his job. He stopped the kids. Well, there was only one kid at first. The reason the others came back is because they didn’t like him stopping them.”
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Cypress Fairbanks Independent School District also mentioned that threats were made to the coach on social media, prior to the students attacking the Langham coach.
On Friday, extra security was put on campus following the threats made on social media.
The high school’s principal said they will continue to work diligently for a safe environment for all students and staff.