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Teen Arrested After Assaulting Student

For Immediate Release : Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
Release Number: 23-189



A teenager is under arrest and facing a felony charge after assaulting another student at Wharton High School.

On Friday, October 27, 2023, deputies were made aware of an incident on the school campus where Jasian Pearson, 15, assaulted an unsuspecting student while other teens filmed the entire attack.

The victim involved reportedly sustained a broken clavicle but was not left paralyzed as a result of the incident.

"It is incredibly disheartening to witness young teens engaging in violent and thoughtless actions," said Sheriff Chad Chronister. "Bullying and violence should have no foothold in our county, particularly within our schools. It pains me to learn of a circulating video capturing such a distressing incident. Those who were involved in this incident ought to feel a sense of shame. I implore anyone who witnesses such acts not to stand by and record them, but rather to step in and prevent them. It is crucial that we prioritize the safety and well-being of our community, and I pray for the swift recovery of the victim."

Pearson was charged with one count of Felony Battery.