Detroit Cass Tech quarterback Jayru Campbell was arrested Wednesday, the same day a video surfaced showing an apparent student body slamming a high school security guard.
Campbell was accused of “assault and battery based on an incident that took place inside the school at dismissal time,” Assistant Superintendent Steven Wasko told The Detroit News on Thursday.
“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,” Wasko said.
Wasko declined to further elaborate on the circumstances of the incident.
Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office spokeswoman Maria Miller said Thursday afternoon that the prosecutor’s office had received paperwork from the Detroit Public Schools Police on the Campbell case.
“It would be premature to indicate what if any charges will issue until we have reviewed the paperwork and a formal decision has been made,” Miller said in a statement.
Campbell, who is 6-3 and 190 pounds, led Cass Tech to back-to-back Division 1 state championships in football in 2011 and 2012.
Campbell has verbally committed to Michigan State for its 2015 class.
Michigan State associate athletic director John Lewandowski said the university had no comment on the alleged incident.
“NCAA rules prohibit a university from commenting about any specific prospect until they sign a letter of intent,” Lewandowski said Thursday morning.
Cass Tech football coach Thomas Wilcher and boys basketball coach David Dixon both refused comment on the incident. Campbell also plays on Cass Tech’s varsity basketball team.
“It’s out of my hands,” was all Wilcher would say.
Students leaving Cass Tech after classes on Thursday either would not comment on the incident or said they were unaware that the incident took place.
Campbell’s grandfather, Lou Campbell, said his grandson was living with his mother, Tiffany Parrish, the last two months after living with him most of the summer and fall. Lou Campbell said he has kept in touch with his grandson since but in a limited basis. Efforts to reach Tiffany Parrish were unsuccessful.
In November, Campbell was suspended from school for three to five days by school administrators following an incident that took place after Cass Tech's 28-0 loss to Detroit Catholic Central in a Division 1 semifinal last season.
Campbell was also suspended for the first football game next season.
Campbell threw punch at a C.C. player, according to Cass Tech coach Thomas Wilcher.