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January 9th, 2012
Student charged with felonies after attack in San Marcos High cafeteria



An alleged revenge attack that erupted in the cafeteria of San Marcos High School landed a student in jail on two felony counts, court records show.

Hezekiah Bautista, 17, allegedly struck a 16-year-old male student in the head with a custodian trash “grabber” and repeatedly punched the victim after he fell to the ground during lunchtime on Dec. 15. Bautista told San Marcos police that he hit the other student to avenge an attack on him a few weeks prior, an arrest affidavit says.

Bautista informed police that in the previous attack the other student struck him while his cousin stepped in to defend him, hitting the 16-year old. Bautista’s cousin was sent to Rebound, the San Marcos CISD’s alternative discipline center, while the other student was not punished, he said in the police report.

Police say that the device used in the recent attack was an aluminum pipe that broke in the blow, which left a laceration on the back of the 16-year-old student’s head.

Bautista is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second-degree felony, and retaliation, a third-degree felony. On Dec. 17, he was released from Hays County Jail on bonds worth $15,000, jail records show.

SEAN KIMMONS reports for the Hays Free Press where this story was originally published. It is reprinted here through a news partnership between the Hays Free Press and the San Marcos Mercury.

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3 thoughts on “Student charged with felonies after attack in San Marcos High cafeteria

  1. Wow. 17 years old and already headed a life of trouble. I hope someone can turn this kid around before it is too late.

  2. If the trend holds, it’s only a matter of time before some kid jumps on here and says it, so let me go ahead and get this out there:

    “Me and Hezekiah goes to skuul togever. I knows him real gud. I knows he iz a gud persin and wuld nvr do nething like this. Me and his other cuzins know him betterer than neone. He wuz framed. FREE HEZEKIAH!”

    Hey, they did it for the little criminals from Luling, and they do it every time some little troublemaker gets busted for a violent crime, so I wanted to be sure little Zeke got some love too…..

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