An Eden Prairie man has been charged with a gross misdemeanor for third-degree damage to property and disorderly conduct in an incident earlier this year at Eden Prairie High School (EPHS).
On March 6, Eden Prairie police responded to a disturbance at EPHS and located Donald Wynn Williams II, 35, whom they had encountered previously. Williams had come to EPHS to pick up his sick child but was not permitted to enter the school. It is common for students being discharged from school to exit the building, but guardians are not allowed into the school for security purposes, according to the police complaint.
The complaint also noted that Williams is known as a former mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter and “has a history of making disturbances and being argumentative.” According to Tapology, Williams hasn’t competed in MMA since March 2019.
The complaint says Williams became argumentative on March 6 because he was not allowed into the school to pick up his child. “School staff explained the process for picking up a sick child and followed the procedure,” the complaint said. At that point, Williams began making statements about “choking people out.”
After his child was released, Williams punched a school door window in the view of a police officer. The window broke out of the frame, resulting in $823 in damages. Williams was banned from entering the school’s property.
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