17 Year-Old Somali Student Charged With Punching Teacher Over Dating Joke (Video)
A seventeen year-old Somali student was arrested after assaulting a Wisconsin teacher over a dating joke.
Ridwaan Mohamud was charged with battery and disorderly conduct for breaking the teacher’s nose and his cheekbones.
ABC 2 reported:
A 17-year-old Green Bay Southwest High School student is charged with substantial battery and disorderly conduct after police say he punched a teacher in the face.
The criminal complaint states Ridwaan Mohamud went into his teacher’s classroom Monday, December 21, called out the teacher’s name, and punch the teacher in the nose, breaking two of his facial bones.
The criminal complaint says the Friday before, on December 18, Mohamud spoke to one of his teachers about being bullied by someone at school. During that conversation, Mohamud’s teacher said, “I would date you,” as a way to explain that Mohamud was not ugly and that people would date him.
The teacher says the comment was meant to be funny.
Mohamud’s family tells Action 2 News as a man with Somalian background, the interpreted homosexual comment is extremely offensive. On Monday, Mohamud went back to school, still upset about the comment, and hit the teacher.
His family says they do not condone his actions.