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VIDEO: MSU Football Recruit Arrested After Body Slamming Security Guard At Cass Tech


DETROIT (WWJ) - A star quarterback who has committed to play at Michigan State University was caught on camera body slamming a security guard at Cass Tech High School in Detroit.

Police confirmed that Jayru Campbell is the man seen in a video picking up a security guard and slamming him into the floor as a crowd of students screams in disbelief. The incident, which happened Wednesday as classes were letting out, was videotaped on a cell phone and uploaded to YouTube.

After the security guard hits the floor, Campbell is seen standing above him shouting, "Now what?" Campbell was blocked by others in the crowd until the security guard could compose himself and restrain his attacker.

It wasn't immediately clear what provoked the assault. The security guard was treated for unknown injuries at a clinic Wednesday night, although his current condition is unknown.

Detroit Public Schools spokesperson Steve Wasko said Campbell was arrested by DPS police and charged with assault and battery. When contacted for comment, the prosecutor's office said they had not yet received anything on the matter.

Cass Tech football coach Thomas Wilcher told WXYZ-TV that Campbell did "get into trouble at school," but declined further comment.

Campbell led Cass Tech to back to back state titles in 2011 and 2012, and has committed to play at Michigan State University in 2015.  It's not clear if the incident will affect his scholarship to MSU.

It's not the first time Campbell has been involved in an incident at Cass Tech. He was suspended from school and the first game of the 2014 season after reportedly punching someone in the handshake line following Cass Tech's 28-0 loss to Detroit Catholic Central in the semifinals last November.

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Jayru Campbell (Facebook Photo)
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