Howard County police have arrested and charged a Baltimore man for allegedly assaulting a student at Long Reach High School in Columbia last week.
According to police, 40-year-old Donnell Maurice Vannison came onto school property around 2:20 p.m. on March 21 wearing a ski mask.
Vannison approached a male student and swung, grazing his face, authorities say. The 16-year-old student athlete struck back, knocking out Vannison.
He had gone to the school to settle a dispute over French fries thrown in the cafeteria, according to school officials.
Police have charged Vannison with second-degree assault and disorderly conduct.
A 15-year-old witness nearby struck the victim after the incident. She was charged as a juvenile with assault.
A spectator caught the entire incident on video, which was later posted online and had more than 800,000 views online.
Vannison was released late yesterday and has a trial date set for June 6.