A 17-year-old Iowa high school basketball player has been charged with a felony after being caught on video sucker-punching an opponent throughout post-game handshakes. 

The incident occurred Tuesday evening at Carlisle High School outdoors of Des Moines, and the sufferer, in consequence, “sustained a loss of consciousness, injuries to his mouth and immediately received medical care,” the Carlisle Police Department mentioned. 

“It was determined through the initial investigation that a player of the Carlisle Community School District, without provocation, struck a player of the Nevada Community School District team at the end of the game,” the department said in a statement

The sucker punch attack was filmed on video during post-game handshakes following a basketball game at Carlisle High School in Iowa on Tuesday night.

The sucker punch assault was filmed on video throughout post-game handshakes following a basketball sport at Carlisle High School in Iowa on Tuesday evening.
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Police charged the alleged attacker with willful damage – inflicting severe damage and booked him into a neighborhood jail. He has since been launched on bond, in keeping with the information station WOI-DT.  

Video of the incident exhibits one player out of the blue punching the sufferer within the intestine earlier than winding up and touchdown a second blow on his face.  

As the sufferer begins to fall backward into the arms of a teammate, the aggressor seems to aim a 3rd punch earlier than gamers from either side intervene. 

“It was a very unfortunate and disturbing situation,” Nevada Community School District Superintendent Steve Gray instructed WOI-DT. “Fortunately, it sounds like our student-athlete is going to be alright.” 

It was not instantly clear what sparked the punches. 

“Violent conduct has no place in Iowa high school activities,” a spokesperson for the Iowa High School Athletic Association instructed WOI-DT. “IHSAA administrators are working with both schools to ensure appropriate guidelines are followed for violent behaviors from student-athletes.” 

The station experiences that the incident occurred on the opening evening of each groups’ basketball seasons.