High school student arrested in bullying incident at Simon Sanchez


Guam – A follow up investigation into the incident which occurred at Simon Sanchez high school has resulted in the arrest of a teenager.

On Wednesday, police arrested 18-year old KDJ Joseph, after a video circulating social media depicted him allegedly slapping another student twice in the face.

The bullying incident was followed by a second video in which a glass window was broken and a trail of blood was seen.

In that video GDOE Spokesperson Isa Baza said around 1:15 pm Monday, a male student was punching several windows and a glass panel to the school’s main entrance door when he began to bleed profusely. It appeared that the student’s major artery was cut in the incident as a long trail of blood can be seen in the hallways. School nurses administered first aid until paramedics arrived.

According to GPD Spokesperson Sgt. Paul Tapao, the parent of the victim filed a formal complaint with GPD, following that complaint Joseph was arrested on charges of assault and criminal mischief.

He was booked and confined.

SOURCEJolene Toves
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Jolene Toves
Jolene joined the PNC team in 2017, as a producer, co-anchor and investigative reporter covering law enforcement, courts and crimes. Notable coverage includes the Ehlert case, the Mark Torre Jr. trial, the Allan Agababa trial, exclusive pieces on the Life of a Drug Dealer/Addict, and Life behind bars...the story of Honofre Chargualaf and Kevin Cruz. In 2019, she was promoted to Assistant News Director and Lead Anchor. From 2015 to 2017 she served as Public Relations and Promotions Manager, for the Hotel Nikko Guam handling local radio and advertorial promotions, as well as produced and directed tv commercials for the hotel. Prior to this she worked with KUAM for three years as a reporter and segment host. She began her journalism career in 2012, working with Glimpses of Guam contributing to the Guam Business Magazine, R&R magazine, MDM magazine and the Marianas Business Journal.