Florida Teen Charged After Allegedly Trying 'RKO' Wrestling Move on Principal
The principal allegedly put his student in a headlock while he waited for police.
A Florida high school student was arrested for attempting a wrestling move on his school principal.
The student allegedly tried the "RKO," the signature knockout move named for WWE superstar Randy Orton. The "RKO" stands for “Randy Keith Orton."
But the principal wasn't having it. He put the student in a headlock while he waited for police, and the teen was then arrested.
The student, 18-year-old Gianny Sosa, was charged with battery on a school employee and interfering with an educational institution.
The next stop for the student was in front of a Miami-Dade County judge, who couldn't quite believe what she was hearing.
“He was attempting a wrestling move?” the judge asked Thursday.
“He's literally doing this to the guy; he's not even holding him. He literally was doing this, and that's it,” the student’s attorney said. “He should have been placed in detention and not arrested.”
The student told WSVN that before the incident, he and his principal would play around.
"“Before this happened, me and the principal would play fight, play around," he told WSVN Friday morning.
The judge did find probably cause for Sosa’s charges. However, the judge released the student without him having to post the $750 bail.
Sosa’s brother and sister told CBS that the punishment is too severe.
“It feels like he’s being charged with something he does not deserve. My brother is a nice guy and all he wanted was to play around and make people feel happy about themselves,” Mike Sosa told CBS4.
“This could not have been a violent move. I mean he weighs 135 pounds and there is no way he could have done this sort of move you see on WWE,” added Camila Sosa.
Miami-Dade Schools released a statement about the situation Thursday.
“Miami-Dade County Public Schools works diligently to cultivate a safe learning and working environment for students and staff,” the statement said. “It’s unfortunate that anyone would instigate a situation for self-promotion that could bring harm to others. Instances of disruptive and threatening behavior will be handled swiftly and result in severe consequences. In addition to an arrest, the student’s lack of judgment will result in disciplinary actions in accordance with our Code of Student Conduct.”
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