17-Year-old charged with beating St. Charles student with brass knuckles - KMOV.com

17-Year-old charged with beating St. Charles student with brass knuckles

ST. CHARLES, Missouri (KMOV) -- A 17-year-old high school student in St. Charles is accused of beating a fellow classmate with brass knuckles in mid-February.

Michael Guarino is charged with second-degree assault after he allegedly punched a classmate in the school’s bathroom.

Guarino apparently posted a warning on Facebook the day before.

So could the incident have been avoided?

St. Charles Superintendent Randy Charles said it’s virtually impossible to monitor every single student’s Facebook page. 

So one thing administrators do is rely on students to see such warnings and report it to the staff.

“You do everything you possibly can do, just like you or I do in our home, we want to make it the safest place possible,” said Charles. “And I still think that our schools are the safest place for our kids to be but we would be naive to think that any place is 100 percent safe.

Charles also says he does not believe in using metal detectors like some other schools because students have found ways to get around those in the past.

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