MILWAUKEE -- There are new allegations in the case of a former Bay View High School teacher's aide seen shoving a student to the ground. A defense attorney says a new witness has come forward who saw teens plotting to lure the aide into a fight and film the whole thing.
The attorney for Jasmine Pennix says he was lured into the fight and now has the witness to prove it. Meanwhile, FOX6 News has learned the same teen involved, was arrested in connection to an auto dealership theft.
It's the video that went viral -- a former Bay View High School teacher's aide seen shoving a 14-year-old student to the ground.
39-year-old Jasmine Pennix was fired by Milwaukee Public Schools, and has been charged with physical abuse of a child.
Friday, new allegations from the Pennix's attorney. They claim they have a new witness who can prove not only was the fight premeditated by a group of teens, so was the video.
"The verbiage they used which is indicated in the pleadings is that they were going to do this and then they were going to sue MPS and make a lot of money," said Steven Kohn, attorney.
In court documents filed Friday by defense attorney Steven Kohn, the witness passed a group of teens they day before the incident. He heard one say, "I will get in his face, and you get ready to video it. Once that happens we can sue MPS and get rid of him."
"I think we'll be able to show it was more than just words. And I think if we get into the prior acts of this person who is referred to as the victim in this case, if we get into prior acts what he's been up to, this case is going to take on a whole different story," said Kohn.
FOX6 News has confirmed the 14-year-old was arrested Monday, for breaking into a car dealership and stealing cars with other teens.
Just days before the Bay View High School incident, the teen was given probation for attacking a man with an ice chunk in January.
Even with the teen's criminal record, should the former teacher's aide been allowed to do this? That is now up for a court to decide.
The defense attorney filed paperwork in the hopes of getting his client off of a pretrial monitoring program. He says his client is a good citizen and doesn't need supervision.
FOX6 News asked the District Attorney's office if they thought this new witness was credible or would effect their case. They say all of their responses will be made in the courtroom next month.