Teen jailed in alleged attack on special education student



MOUNTLAKE TERRACE, Wash. - A Mountlake Terrace High School student is in jail, charged with attacking and robbing a special education student on Tuesday.


Police said the students didn't know each other.


The victim suffered multiple injuries from the attack that happened in the school bathroom.


According to the police report, the student said he was hit while washing his hands. He lost consciousness, broke his jaw and has numerous cuts on his face.


He told police the attack was over a wallet.


"I know it did happen during lunch, and somebody owed somebody some money, and that it escalated the whole situation," said Sierra Thompson, a student.


Mountlake Terrace police arrested 18-year old Darian Sharpe, a high school senior. He faces first-degree robbery and second-degree assault charges.


Sharpe's mother came to court to support him.  She said he's set to become a Marine, that he holds a job and has done some good things in his life. 


She said his story is different from the victim's.


"He said he was attacked, so we need to get to the bottom of it," said Amanda Sharpe.


The judge didn't buy it, ordering Sharpe held in jail pending $10,000 bail.  She also ordered him to have no contact with the victim.


School administrators will have to decide whether Sharpe will be allowed to finish his senior year.


The school notified parents about the incident, and teachers talked about the incident in class.