Assault in School Hallway


Lehman Township, Luzerne County (WBRE/WYOU) – An act of violence in a high school has the victim’s parents very concerned.  We want to warn you though, some people may find the clip disturbing.  

The video making it’s rounds on social media shows a Lake-Lehman High School student walking up to and sucker punching 14-year-old Matthew Sczyrek.  After school he went to the E.R.  Doctors say he has a slight concussion, his braces are broken, and the 9th grader will not be in school Friday.  

Sczyrek’s father Michael is stunned, especially for this to happen to his son who he describes as quiet, kind, and an overall good kid.  The victim’s father says “at first he didn’t want to get the kid in trouble and he didn’t want to have a big thing made of it, but his braces are broke, he’s got some pain, dizziness, ringing in his ear on the side that he was hit.”

Superintendent Jim McGovern says he’s disturbed by the fact that this had to be premeditated because it was caught by more than one cell-phone.  He says it’s too early to say what the consequences will be.  The Lehman Township Police are investigating the incident.  

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