MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 16-year-old St. Paul student pleaded guilty Friday in Ramsey County juvenile Court following accusations of choking a teacher.

The court released Fon’Tae O’Bannon into his mother’s custody, with conditions.

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He was charged with felony assault for slamming a teacher against a wall during lunch time on Dec. 4.

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The teacher had tried to break up a fight. He was hospitalized with a traumatic brain injury.

Ramsey County Attorney John Choi says this is the 27th case of a juvenile assaulting a school official this year.

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