UPDATE: Area teacher booked into jail for choking student
PLAQUEMINE – A White Castle High School coach turned himself in to authorities and was booked into jail Wednesday.
As WBRZ.com was first to report a day earlier, Edd Thomas faces a second degree battery charge for an altercation at the school earlier in the month. Thomas is accused of choking an 18-year-old student unconscious. Charges were brought against Thomas by the White Castle Police Department.
Sources said Thomas called the teenage boy “trifling” before the attack. Trifling has a slang meaning of "lazy" and "worthless."
Another administrator and six students witnessed what happened and talked to police about the incident.
Thomas is on administrative leave, WBRZ learned Tuesday. The school system refused to do an interview calling this a personnel matter.
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