The teenager who was caught on video punching a well-respected CAPA teacher was arrested Tuesday, NBC 10 reports.
The 15-year-old boy was seen on surveillance video sucker punching James Addlespurger, 50, in an alley near Pennsylvania city’s Creative and Performing Arts school, where Addlespurger taught English. The boy, who was a student at another school, was taken into custody Tuesday and charged with simple assault. He is being held at a juvenile detention facility.
The surveillance video shows Addlespurger approaching a group of teenagers in an alley. Addlespurger paused to exchange words with one of the teens who suddenly lunges at the English teacher, knocking him out with one punch. Addlespurger fell, hitting his head on the curb as the teens celebrate.
Police say Addlespurger is at home recovering from head injuries.
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