Killeen: Student accused of attacking local teacher indicted

Tyler Cravens, 17, was indicted Wednesday for assault of a public servant, a third-degree felony. (Jail photo)
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KILLEEN, Texas (KWTX) A Killeen High School student accused of attacking a teacher in an incident that was recorded on a cellphone was indicted Wednesday for assault of a public servant.

Tyler Cravens, 17, was booked into the Bell County Jail on Dec. 10, 2019 following his arrest in connection with an assault that happened on Dec. 2, 2019 when he was on in-school suspension following an incident involving a campus police officer

Video of the attack, which was posted on Facebook, appeared to show the student punching the educator, who was on the floor of a classroom.

A message included with the video indicated that the educator was attacked as he was collecting phones, which students on ISS aren’t allowed to have.

The victim, identified in an arrest warrant affidavit released Wednesday as Sam Jones, told a Killeen ISD police officer that Cravens “physically assaulted him in the classroom by ‘jumping him’ and pushing him over a desk and computer.”

Cravens, the affidavit says, “continued to be aggressive” as the officer escorted him out of the classroom.