HCMC: Minneapolis Teaching Assistant Remains in Critical Condition Following Alleged Assault

May 23, 2018 01:28 PM

A Minneapolis teaching assistant remained in critical condition Wednesday morning, according to the Hennepin County Medical Center, after an alleged assault Tuesday.

Mohammed Dukuly was allegedly thrown against the wall at the Harrison Education Center and was seriously hurt.

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Minneapolis police said an 18-year-old student was taken into custody in connection with the incident.

A source told 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS the student detained had also been involved in an altercation with another staff member on May 15. A Minneapolis Public Schools district spokesman, citing privacy laws, said the district is unable to share information on the incident.

Minneapolis police have neither identified nor officially charged the student.

Meanwhile, Dukuly's uncle said the family is praying Dukuly can recover. As family members wait for the completion of the investigation, Dukuly's uncle said they have received limited information about the incident.

"They were transitioning from one classroom to another when this young man grabbed him (Dukuly) and hit his head against the wall and he (Dukuly) dropped, almost lifeless," Dukuly's uncle said, adding his nephew was also allegedly kicked.

A KSTP crew who spoke with Dukuly's family Wednesday afternoon reported Dukuly is able to open his eyes and he was taken off the ventilator so he's able to breathe on his own. He is also able to move his arms and legs.

Authorities will continue their investigation Wednesday.

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