Cayce, SC - Investigators with the Cayce Department of Public Safety have charged a 60 year old Lexington man with Assault & Battery in the 3rd Degree. Willie Louis Scott Jr.turned himself in this morning, without incident, and was booked into the Lexington County Detention Center (LCDC). Assault and Battery in the 3rd Degree is applicable when “… the person unlawfully injures another person, or offers or attempts to injure another person with the present ability to do so.”
An investigation began on February 27th, 2019 at Brookland Cayce High School (BCHS). The victim in the case is an 18 year old male student. Scott is an employee of Lexington School District 2 and is employed at BCHS as a Teacher’s Assistant and Assistant Football Coach. Just prior to 11:00 AM on February 27th, the victim in the incident was being counseled by another teacher for a violation of the dress code policy. During the conversation, Scott approached the student and placed his hands about the victim’s neck and shoulders. According to statements obtained, the victim’s airway was restricted and he briefly lost consciousness. The victim was able to return to class shortly after the incident. The Cayce DPS School Resource Officer was notified of the incident by a school official and an investigation was begun immediately.
Officials with Lexington School District 2 have fully cooperated with the investigation and continue to provide assistance as requested.
Mr. Scott will have a bond hearing this morning at LCDC. His next scheduled court appearance is March 19th at the Cayce Municipal Court