A Detroit football star who is committed to Michigan State is in hot water after an incident with a security guard at his high school Wednesday. According to WJBK in Detroit, Jayru Campbell, a four-star class of 2015 quarterback at Cass Tech, is facing assault and battery charges after he allegedly body slammed a security guard, and the alleged altercation was caught on video.
According to WJBK, Detroit’s FOX affiliate, “a verbal spat” is what led to the incident in the hallway of the school. The video shows a student, believed to be Campbell, grabbing the security guard and slamming him to the ground as a crowd watches.
Campbell was reportedly arrested by the Detroit Public School police department and is still in police custody as of Thursday morning.
Steven Wasko, Cass Tech's assistant superintendent, confirmed Campbell's arrest in an email to MLive.com.
"Cass Technical High School student Jayru Campbell was arrested yesterday and charged with assault and battery based on an incident that took place inside the school at dismissal time," the email read. "Detroit Public Schools Police Department is investigating and additionally the district's Student Code of Conduct process will determine the infraction and the appropriate disciplinary actions."
Campbell, who led Cass Tech to back-to-back state championships in 2011 and 2012, is listed as the ninth-ranked quarterback in the class of 2015 by Rivals.com.
The 6-foot-4 Campbell was already suspended when Cass Tech opens its season in 2014 for punching an opposing player in the post-game handshake line following Cass Tech’s loss in the Detroit Public League semifinals.
NCAA rules prohibit Michigan State from commenting on the incident since Campbell has not signed a letter of intent. Campbell verbally committed to the Spartans in August.
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