An alleged Menomonee Falls High School bully is facing charges after he allegedly punched another student at a bonfire in May.
Brian T. Schmit, 17, was charged in Waukesha County Circuit Court Wednesday with one count of battery. If convicted, he faces up to nine months in prison and $10,000 in fines.
According to the criminal complaint:
On May 18, the victim, 16, was at a bonfire with 20 or 30 other youths in the W14500 block of Menomonee River Parkway when Schmit attacked him while he went to get a blanket out of his car. He told officers he was walking toward his car when Schmit asked him where he was going, then punched him in the head unprovoked.
The victim fell to the ground, then Schmit straddled his legs and began to hit the victim three or four more times in the head while saying “what are you going to do about it, say something now.” The victim told officers he was unable to defend himself from the attack because he had a cast on his arm and he didn’t want to make the injury worse.
The victim told officers he didn’t provoke the fight, but said Schmit was a bully and a week prior to the attack had called the victim and his friends some names. He said he told Schmit someday his actions would come back to him.
The victim suffered a possible concussion from the attack, along with bruises on his head.
One witness to the incident said the victim punched Schmit several times during the fight, which they said was mutual.
Witnesses said there wasn’t any alcohol at the party.
The Schmit will make his initial appearance in court Aug. 6.