Alleged Bully Charged After High School Party Fight

Suspect knocks down another student wearing cast and punches him repeatedly in the head.

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.  

Craig July 23, 2012 at 09:33 PM
Come on! There is no slander whatsoever. The article is based on public record information. The nasty comments coming from a kid or two with multiple names is par for the course, but coming from a "Concerned Parent" is naiive.
Carl Engelking July 23, 2012 at 09:35 PM
All the facts about the incident come from the documented criminal complaint with the Waukesha County Circuit Court. The article only cites the information gathered and presented by police in the report.
Concerned Parent July 24, 2012 at 01:08 PM
Naive? No, not at all. Have you bothered to talk to any of the kids that witnessed this fiasco? I didn't think so. Oh, and I did say BORDERLINE slanderous... Do you understand the difference? I just think that the way this article is written makes Brian sound like he is a bad kid who was looking for trouble and from what I understand that is not the case; actually it was the other way around. There are two sides to every story, it is just unfortunate that Brian's side does not get publicized the way it should. I trust in the justice system and believe that the truth will prevail.
Concerned parent August 02, 2012 at 04:55 PM
As a parent of a child who was at the party and witnessed the incident, the facts are completely wrong. The victim showed up with alcohol, he was the ONLY one at the party drinking and while he walked back to his car to get drugs, he began mouthing off to Brian. This article is 100% false. Brian is the farthest thing from a bully. He is a caring, involved, smart student who has been falsely accused.
Zack Zarling October 17, 2013 at 12:54 PM
Just read all of these comments for the first time today and I just want to say that a lot of the information from the people commenting is one sided and false. I was invited to the bonfire and people where drinking, no parents where around outside supervising either. I believe that all of this was a planned attack that I was in aware of. I did nothing to instigate the attack when I arrived at the bonfire. Its easy to blame me when all of your upperclassman friends take your side but very little know the truth and the suffering that I went through. And just to make things clear I was not going to my car to get drugs. I was going to the car to get a blanket. I called the police not because my reputation was hurt but because I felt that it was necessary to report because I was attacked and needed justice. I never struck back at Brian during the attack because I was pinned down to the ground and beat. He attacked me after I had my back turned so he could have an unfair advantage. That goes to show what kind of a person Brian can be. He took advantage of my friends so I stood up for them and demanded that he return money that he took. He refused and I got angry. It was wrong for me to say anything hurtful to Brian but there would really be something wrong with me if I let it slide. If I would have just let him take the money from them and wouldn't have said anything about it nothing would have happened. My friends would be the victim of theft and would have had no voice, no justice. But I bet a lot of his friends didn't know any of that so they all lie and join together to make me look like an untruthful, instigating, trash-mouth kid instead of the kind of person I really am. All I wanted was my friends to get their stuff back.. I wasn't aware that i would be attacked for having a voice and standing up for the ones I care about. When I arrived at the bonfire I was welcomed by many people that I go to school with. I didn't see Brian anywhere until he walked up to the fire from the drive way. I wanted to go to the car to get a blanket and avoid seeing him.At this time I was going to speak to my girlfriend at the time and discuss whether or not it would be a good idea to stay. As soon as I begin walking to the car Brian says to me "Where are you going pussy?" I turn to look and he is approaching me quickly. Within seconds I am punched and thrown to the ground. Already in shock I did not understand why he took things as far as he did. I didn't know how to respond to his extreme violence with a broken wrist and cast . I decided not to strike back but to try my hardest to cover my face from harsh blows to my eyes,nose, and head. Now if Brian is so well liked by everyone why would he be manipulating my friends out of hundreds of dollars and why would he be such an aggressive person? Just because there are so many opinions supporting Brian I thought it would be best to stay out of it to avoid extra drama and conflict. Now that I have ignored what people say and didn't speak of this incident I see how damaging it really is to me. Seeing all of these hurtful comments really has me destroyed emotionally.I will always remember this horrible attack for the rest of my life.


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