Chesterton High School student was arrested on Friday, Nov. 18, on a charge
of battery, after Chesterton Police said that he and a juvenile companion
ambushed a special-needs student in the hallway.
Taken into custody
was Isiah Ivery Hilley of 918 Beechwood Drive in Jackson Township.
police, the attack--which was caught on surveillance camera--occurred at
12:56 p.m., as the special-needs student was walking down the hallway.
Hilley and his
juvenile companion “can be seen on camera both lowering their shoulders,
then rushing into” the special-needs student’s “mid-section,” police said.
“So forceful” was the impact--and so “unprepared” was the special-needs
student for the blow--that it nearly “flip(ped)” him “completely over
backward,” police said.
On tape the
special-needs student “lands on his back while his belongings scatter around
him,” police said. “(He) can then be seen picking up his property while
Isiah I. Hilley and his (juvenile companion) run down the hallway smiling.
It is very clear that this is an unprovoked attack on (the special-needs
student--who complained of pain and a rug burn on his arm--later advised
police that “he thought the students were just running down the hall when
they made contact with him.”
transported to Porter County Jail, police said. The report had no further
information on the disposition of Hilley’s juvenile companion.