A Minnesota student who viciously beat a Black teacher was released without bail Thursday after a court hearing.
On Tuesday, May 22, 18-year-old Corey David Burfield brutally beat Mohammed Dukuly, a paraprofessional at Harrison Education Center in Minneapolis, so much so that he had to be placed on life support after being left in critical condition.
Following the brutal assault, Corey Burfield was charged with one count of first-degree assault and one count of third-degree assault. But he was released without bail after District Judge William Koch decided that Burfield, who is white, was not a flight risk during the student’s appearance in Hennepin County District Court.
Burfield was allowed to go free. He only has to be kept under electric home monitoring and is to have no contact with Mohammed Dukuly, authorities said. The teen must also meet with a mental health professional within two weeks. Burfield’s mother told the judge that she was able to supervise her son.
Thankfully, as of Thursday, Dukuly was no longer on life support. He is sitting up and smiling, and is apparently making a dramatic recovery after being beaten unconscious.
As expected, Dukuly’s family and friends are not happy with the judge’s ruling on the matter.
Imam Dukuly, the victim’s uncle, said: “Quite frankly, we are disappointed. For a serious case like this, I think he should’ve been on bail.”