A high school senior at a Florida college was punched repeatedly in the upper body and kicked in his head during an incident at his school’s parking lot last week, according to his father.
Grace Parker, 18, was on a class trip to Washington state with friends on Sunday when the incident occurred, according the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.
“The victim was not able to describe the punch to me because it was so sudden and so hard,” said Parker, who has cerebral palsy and is on the autism spectrum.
Parker’s father, Mike Parker, said his son was trying to get his car out of the lot when he was assaulted and dragged from the car by four or five guards.
The guard was yelling and screaming for the student to stop and to put his hands behind his back, Parker said.
He said he was not aware of any weapon used during the incident.
A representative for the college said in a statement the college is cooperating with the investigation and that it is aware of the assault.
On Thursday, the Hillsboro County Sheriff said it was cooperating with authorities but declined to release any further information.
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