A Miami area student was arrested and charged with battery on a school employee after he allegedly attempted a WWE signature move on the principal of its high school.
The principal of Miami South Ridge Senior High School told police that Gianny Sosa, 18, assaulted him in the second-floor hallway by attempting an "RKO."
Student Tries To RKO School Principal: Student Arrested For Trying To RKO High School Principal www.youtube.com
An "RKO" stands for "Randy Keith Orton," the wrestler who invented the move.
@CBSMiami *Don't try this at school* new WWE PSA— Mr Insufficent Funds (@Mr Insufficent Funds)1555017135.0
@CBSMiami It’s wasn’t great move. We need more Randy Orton— Y u n g Mª F l e x l i x ® (@Y u n g Mª F l e x l i x ®)1555096432.0
@CBSMiami Was he being serious? Or just joking around?— ih8cardio (@ih8cardio)1555199279.0
@CBSMiami @RandyOrton you gotta see this— RomanSRK🔜CEO/FyterFest (@RomanSRK🔜CEO/FyterFest)1555196848.0
@CBSMiami He needs practice he barley even got his arms around his neck! Lmao— JayVanKing (@JayVanKing)1555179033.0
The defense attorney, Roy Ugarte is arguing that the offense "shouldn't have been arrestable."
"Everyone knows wrestling is fake," Ugarte said to the judge, according to the Miami Herald.
"He should have been placed in detention and not arrested."
This is the booking photo of Gianny Sosa, 18, after being arrested for allegedly attempting an #RKO on his principa… https://t.co/rsOG4NLeWY— Liane Morejon WPLG (@Liane Morejon WPLG)1555012575.0
Here is the police report for Sosa’s arrest, obtained from the State Attorney’s Office. The redacted portion was bl… https://t.co/eK0Qlw5Eai— Liane Morejon WPLG (@Liane Morejon WPLG)1555012784.0
This is the alleged victim, Southridge High School Principal Humberto Miret. Miret has worked for the district in d… https://t.co/6rTpRbpTEW— Liane Morejon WPLG (@Liane Morejon WPLG)1555012903.0
@LianeWPLG He should've snuck up on him https://t.co/5as7sg6XEB— Tony (@Tony)1555019032.0
@LianeWPLG It doesn’t even look that serious. The kid was basically moving in slow motion looking like he was just… https://t.co/S8KGFZ3LaZ— Brandon 🇺🇸🇮🇹🇩🇪 (@Brandon 🇺🇸🇮🇹🇩🇪)1555025817.0
The Office of Communications for Miami-Dade Schools said, in a statement:
"Miami-Dade County Public Schools works diligently to cultivate a safe learning and working environment for students and staff."
"It's unfortunate that anyone would instigate a situation for self-promotion that could bring harm to others."
"Instances of disruptive and threatening behavior will be handled swiftly and result in severe consequences. In addition to an arrest, the student's lack of judgment will result in disciplinary actions in accordance with our Code of Student Conduct."
But Sosa's family isn't buying it.
"My brother is not the type of guy who goes out like this and is not a thug on the streets," said Mike Sosa.
He also says the principal's conduct was completely unacceptable.
"He grabs my brother in a headlock and punches him in the head."
@LianeWPLG Joke or not, you should always keep your hands to yourself. Grabbing an official like that is just asking for trouble.— Darrell D. Golphin (@Darrell D. Golphin)1555159001.0
@LianeWPLG It looked like a silly photo opp gone bad. But it's told the guy hit the kid. Why is the principal not… https://t.co/oFLgRgjdiH— McJade (@McJade)1555083007.0
And Danny Cage says he'll train Sosa for free if he gets back into school and finishes with straight A's.
Hey. If anybody knows this kid, I will train him for free if he finishes out school with all A's! https://t.co/QQyJNXfL6B— Danny Cage (@Danny Cage)1555129040.0
And is into Sosa channeling his energy into the sport.
@jimlamotta @FlyinBrianJr Then he needs wrestling.— Danny Cage (@Danny Cage)1555175259.0
We hope he makes good on this promise.