St. Paul, MN (Learfield Wire Services) - A 16-year-old student at St. Paul Central High School has entered a guilty plea to felony assault charges for attacking and choking a teacher.

Fon'Tae O'Bannon had been accused of slamming the victim into a cafeteria table and chair when the teacher had tried to stop a fight earlier this month. That teacher suffered brain damage and a concussion. District officials say it was the 27th case of a juvenile assaulting a school official this year.

The teen was released into his mother's custody.