Southland student faces felony charge
By Tim Ruzek
A Southland High School student is facing a felony charge for allegedly punching another student Friday outside of the school, damaging the boy’s teeth.
Grant Francis Meany, 18, of Rose Creek, is charged in Mower District Court with one count of third-degree assault (causing substantial bodily harm) for allegedly assaulting a 17-year-old boy in a parking lot at Southland in Adams.
On Monday, a judge allowed Meany to be released with conditions, records show.
According to the criminal complaint, the 17-year-old boy told authorities that Meany put a shoulder into him about 11 a.m. while walking by at school.
About an hour later, the boy was in a parking lot near the school library when Meany allegedly came up and punched him in the left jaw, the complaint says.
Meany then allegedly tried to wrestle the boy to the ground but others restrained Meany and pulled him away.
The boy had a chipped back tooth along with pain in two other teeth.
Meany, who returns to court Nov. 13, told authorities he punched the boy because the boy thinks he’s better than everyone else, the complaint says. He listed an earlier confrontation between them.