Video shows student attacking Vincent HS staffer

Posted at 9:29 PM, Apr 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-29 11:47:39-04

Milwaukee Police are looking for the student who hit a school safety assistant Thursday. The entire incident was captured on video.

TODAY'S TMJ4 spoke exclusively to the safety officer, who is still recovering from his injuries.

The video shows a Vincent High School safety assistant push a student away from him. The student then hits him. The two fall to the ground.  The student then stands up over the security guard, throwing punch after punch.

Although the safety assistant did not want to show his face on camera, he says he was shaken up.

"I got pushed into the wall on the top of my head," says Mark Jones, safety assistant.

Mark Jones, or "Coach Jones" as he's known by the students, has a bruised knee, injured shoulder, and has been having throbbing headaches.

But he does not want to jeopardize the investigation by saying more about the incident. Jones says he told the student to get to class before the 17-year-old came after him.

Jones was the former football coach at Vincent High School. Students say he was well-liked.

"Nobody had any problems with him," says Taron Edmond, a student. 

"He's cool. He don't be trippin or being pushy or nothing like that," says Kentasia Willingham, another student. 

Jones says his focus is on returning to school. But the student needs to take responsibility for his actions.

"Let's deal with the consequences, let's stop doing it somewhere along the line we can't make excuses for them," says Jones.

Jones says the district wants him to return to another school, but he wants to return to Vincent, and to the students he loves working with.