Surveillance footage shows victim initiating conflict and paying with his life after being knocked into the floor with a single punch. Student, 16, is cleared of all charges.
Reports: Daily Mail
A 16-year-old student who killed a classmate with a single punch during a school scrap has been cleared of criminal charges after surveillance footage showed the other teen picked the fight.
Gregary Teer used justified force to defend himself when he punched 17-year-old Dakota Escritt at Abraham Lincoln High School in Council Bluffs, Nebraska on September 25, Pottawattamie County Attorney Matt Wilber concluded.
Surveillance footage of the incident shows Escritt repeatedly pushing Teer in the school hallways after the boys reportedly exchanged words on social media the night before.
Teer can be seen trying to avoid the upcoming fight with Escritt each time until he finally has enough and shoves back. Both boys raise their fists, but Teer hits first and the other boy falls to the ground with fatal consequences.
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