“I’ll beat your a**.”
That’s what Kevin Straub, a student at a local school, told his teacher on May 8th, 2013.
Then, he did the unthinkable.
He approached his teacher’s desk and again, shouted profanities.
Straub hit the teacher in the back of the head and continued to threaten him saying, “I’m not like one of those other kids.”
He continued punching the teacher, multiple times, even after the teacher had fallen to the ground.
The victim was beaten so badly, he suffered a stroke that caused him partial paralysis. His injuries have required multiple surgeries. He is still involved in physical therapy to regain feeling in parts of his body and he is at risk of losing an eye.
Shortly after the attack, Straub was arrested. He was certified to stand trial as an adult.
In November 2013, Straub pleaded guilty to the assault.
“This was a senseless, vicious and unprovoked act that occurred during the middle of the school day,” said Assistant Circuit Attorney Jeff Ernst in court documents.
ACA Ernst recommended that Straub serve 15 years in the Missouri Department of Corrections.
Wednesday, a judge sentenced Straub to 10 years in prison.