Brutal arrest: Special needs student bruised and beaten during high school arrest

DICKINSON, Texas (KTRK) – A woman is demanding answers after her nephew was bruised and beaten during an arrest at Dickinson High School last week.

“It’s wrong for someone to abuse, hit, hurt any child at school. We send our children to school to be safe, not to come home injured just from a vape,” said Regina Williams.

His nephew Keitherine Williams tells ABC13 that he was holding a vaporizer in the bathroom. When a staff member confronted him, he said the situation escalated.

Williams says that Keitherine, who is in her legal care, has special needs.

“They abused. They neglected. They didn’t respect their ability and their needs. And for them to do that, I feel someone has to be held accountable,” Williams said.

He was arrested outside the high school by two Galveston County deputies on Friday, May 6.

He was charged with resisting arrest and minor in possession of tobacco.

When Williams picked up her nephew from jail on Saturday, she says he was limping and his face was swollen and bruised.

After taking him to the urgent care center, the doctor reported that his injuries were consistent with blunt force trauma to the entire body.

Williams says he was able to view a portion of the surveillance video during a meeting with the school. In it, she says that she saw several people on top of his nephew and the officers allegedly placed a knee on his back and neck.

She says that Keitherine appeared to be unconscious when he was picked up.

Galveston County Sheriff Henry Trochesset told ABC13 that his office is conducting an internal investigation into the arrest and use of force.

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