HOUSTON, TX – A high school physics teacher/assistant baseball coach was reportedly chased and attacked earlier in February by a group of middle school students after the victim apparently told a group of youths they couldn’t ride dirt bikes and ATVs on school grounds.
The incident reportedly occurred on February 10th at Langham Creek High School while assistant baseball coach and high school physics teacher Michael Shott was present during a baseball practice at the school.
Local reports indicate that Shott had informed a group of youths to not ride their ATVs and dirt bikes on school grounds at some point during the practice, which escalated to four Aragon Middle School students chasing Shott down and attacking him.
The victim’s mother, Peggy Shott, spoke with local news outlet KTRK saying that her son is on the mend but had broken his arm during the incident.
“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.”
Video showcasing a portion of the attack shows Shott fleeing from his attackers in the school parking lot, where at one point one of the attackers catches up with Shott and takes him to the ground. Luckily, Schott was able to get up quickly and get away from the violent group.
Cypress Fairbanks Independent School District Superintendent Mark Henry released a statement the day after the incident, citing that they “will not tolerate anyone compromising the safe environment of our campuses, and will address violations to the greatest extent possible.”
Authorities reportedly took four juveniles into custody regarding the incident, with school district officials also conveying the students involved will be facing disciplinary measures according to the respective code of conduct.
It’s unclear as of this writing whether the four juveniles will be facing criminal charges in relation to the attack.