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OC Coach Held For Allegedly Choking Student

OC Coach Held For Allegedly Choking Student

VILLA PARK, Calif. (AP) — A wrestling coach at an Orange County high school has been arrested for allegedly choking a student unconscious.

The Sheriff's Department says 26-year-old Emmanuel Hernandez of Orange was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of felony battery. He remains jailed.

Hernandez is a "walk-on" coach at Villa Park High School. Authorities say he grabbed a member of the team during a school practice Wednesday and put him in a chokehold, leaving him unconscious, then punched him several times in the head.

The student was treated at a hospital.

Sheriff's officials didn't immediately release a motive for the alleged attack.

 

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