When people have made mistakes in the past, it may be easy to make assumptions about their behaviors in the present. However, when allegations of a crime are involved — such as assault — there must be sufficient evidence to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. Unfortunately, many of the details regarding an incident that led to the arrest of a Minnesota teen are unclear.

The incident happened one morning on a day in May. According to reports, it involved a high school student and a teacher. The 18-year-old student reportedly assaulted the teacher. The alleged attack is said to have occurred at a high school dedicated to students with emotional and behavioral disorders.

Officials with the school say that the teacher required “emergency medical attention,” and he was transported to the hospital. However, the extent of the teacher’s injuries and the details of the events leading up to the incident remain unclear. The teenager now faces a criminal charge of felony assault. Police and officials with the school system are continuing an investigation into the incident.

Unfortunately, the young man now accused of assault may have little understanding of how the criminal justice system works and what his rights are. In order to ensure lawful treatment and the ability to make informed decisions, those facing criminal charges in Minnesota often seek guidance from an experienced criminal defense attorney. Such a professional can guide defendants through the process, informing them of their options and potential outcomes and responding to treatment that may be considered unlawful.