Kentucky student arrested for possible involvement in beating of teen with autism

Posted at 8:13 AM, Nov 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-17 08:13:14-05

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE/LEX 18) — A Kentucky student has been arrested for his alleged involvement in the beating of a teen with autism, according to WAVE.

According to court records, Damon Simmons has been charged with assault in the second degree and criminal mischief in the second degree.

WAVE reported that Simmons' arrest warrant stated that Simmons and three other juveniles confronted the victim in a bathroom at Iroquois High School and beat him up.

It was confirmed that the alleged victim's jaw was broken and he was found by another student lying in a pool of blood.

The victim was then taken to Norton Children's Hospital and had to have surgery for his jaw.

Simmons was arraigned on Saturday and pleaded not guilty.

Simmons bond has been set at $25,000. He is due back in court on Nov. 26.