Carolina High School staff member charged after allegedly throwing cone at student

The staff member was charged with assault and battery.
Published: May. 27, 2023 at 3:50 PM EDT|Updated: May. 30, 2023 at 2:02 PM EDT
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GREENVILLE, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - Greenville County Schools says a Carolina High School staff member was placed on administrative leave and has since been charged with third-degree assault and battery.

Records show that Anthony McDaniel was charged on May 26. McDaniel is listed as an ISS Coordinator at Carolina High School on the district’s website.

Deputies said school resource officers received a complaint on May 24 stating that McDaniel reportedly threw a traffic cone at a student. The complaint added that the cone reportedly hit the student in the hand as they put them up to protect their head.

According to McDaniel’s arrest warrant, video evidence indicated that he threw the traffic cone at the victim.

While the exact reason for the incident hasn’t been determined, investigators confirmed that McDaniel wasn’t acting in self-defense and that the student had a minor but visible injury from the incident.

According to a victim statement shared with FOX Carolina, McDaniel allegedly threw the cone at a student after the student “flicked him off in a joking way.”

A spokesperson for the district said McDaniel was placed on administrative leave when they learned of the incident.