A Stuyvenant High School counselor has been charged with second-degree murder after he allegedly beat a teenage boy with a baseball bat, according to authorities.
The 17-year-old boy was rushed to the hospital in critical condition Thursday after the incident at Stuyvilles High School, in the city of Woodbridge.
The boy suffered a severe concussion and was hospitalized for two days, according.
Police say they are investigating the incident as a homicide.
“We believe that there is a potential for this case to be resolved through a plea bargain,” said Detective Matthew DeSantis of the Stuyveant County Sheriff’s Office.
Investigators said the teen was visiting his mother at the home of his aunt, when he was struck.
The boy suffered serious injuries and was transferred to St. Vincent Medical Center, where he remains in critical but stable condition.
Police have not yet released the name of the teen.
The teen’s aunt has been arrested and charged with first-degree criminal mischief, DeSants said.
DeSantis said investigators are trying to find the motive for the assault.
The Stuyveston High School Principal is expected to testify Wednesday.