Brutal Arrest: Special needs student injured and beaten during arrest at high school

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

“It is wrong for anyone to brutalize, hit or hurt a child at school. We send our kids to school to be safe, so they don’t come home hurt just because they vaped,” said Regina Williams.

Her nephew, Keitherine Williams, tells ABC13 that he kept a vape pen in the bathroom. When confronted by an employee, he said the situation had escalated.

Williams says Keitherine, who is in her administration, has special needs.

“They abused him. They neglected him. They disregarded his abilities and his needs. And for them to do that, I think someone needs to be held accountable,” Williams said.

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

He was charged with resisting arrest and possessing tobacco while a minor.

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

After taking him to the emergency room, the doctor reported that his injuries were consistent with blunt force trauma to his body.

Williams says she saw part of the surveillance video during a meeting with the school. In it, she says she saw several people walking on her nephew, and deputies allegedly put a knee on his back and neck.

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

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

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