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Video released in snowball attack at school

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A Central High School teacher was assaulted with an ice ball by one of her former students and the whole incident was videotaped. 

The video was taken by a Central High School student and released to Eyewitness News on Friday.

The 15-year-old boy can be seen in a throwing position, but the actual throw is not visible because the shot is blocked. Students in the video can be heard laughing after the throw.

At first, officers said they could not find the teen, whose name was not released to the public, due to his age. However, they said he was spotted later in the day and arrested.

Police charged him with trespassing and assault.

The teacher, who wished not to be identified, told Eyewitness News she has filed a worker's compensation claim, but is waiting on a decision.

She said her doctor believes she suffered a minor concussion and may have long-term vision problems.

Police said the student was not allowed to be on the school property and had been warned recently for trespassing.

The school district told Eyewitness News it appears the former student contacted a friend inside the school, who let him in a side door. A school official said if that is the case, the friend will be disciplined for the security violation and for having a cell phone inside school.

School officials also said the student, who took the video, turned it over after the 15-year-old was arrested. It's unclear if that student knew what the suspect was planning to do with the snowball.

The teacher told Eyewitness News the other students in the classroom were just surprised.

The teen will face a juvenile judge on Feb 14. The teacher and her husband said they will be there.

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