MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A high school student was arrested Wednesday after allegedly trying a wrestling move on his high school principal.

Gianny Sosa, 18, faced a judge Thursday morning after pulling an ‘RKO’ move on the principal at Miami South Ridge Senior High School.

Police said the principal told them Sosa assaulted him in the second-floor hallway.

An ‘RKO’ or ‘Randy Keith Orton,’ named after the wrestler who came up with it is a ‘finishing move,’ involving grabbing an opponent by the neck, jumping into the air and driving his head onto the mat in the fall.



Police were called and Sosa was arrested.

The student’s brother and sister told CBS4’s Peter D’Oench Gianny was just clowning around and should not have been arrested.

Principal Humberto Miret was honored last April as Miami-Dade’s public school principal of the year.

Sosa is charged with battery on a school employee and interfering with an educational institution.

In court, his attorney said, “He should have been placed in detention and not arrested.”

The judge found probable cause for the charges and gave him pre-trial services, meaning he does not have to post his bond of $750 in order to get out of jail.

Sosa’s brother and sister say the charges are much too severe.

“It feels like he’s being charged with something he does not deserve. My brother is a nice guy and all he wanted was play around and make people feel happy about themselves,” Mike Sosa said.

“This could not have been violent move. I mean he weighs 135 pounds and there is no way he could have done this sort of move you see on WWE,” said Camila Sosa.

“My brother is not the type of guy who goes out like this and is not a thug on the streets,” added Mike Sosa.

Mike Sosa says his brother was roughed up by the principal.

“He grabs my brother in a headlock and punches him in the head.”

On Thursday afternoon, the Office of Communications for Miami-Dade Schools released the following statement regarding the incident:

“Miami-Dade County Public Schools works diligently to cultivate a safe learning and working environment for students and staff.”

“It’s unfortunate that anyone would instigate a situation for self-promotion that could bring harm to others. Instances of disruptive and threatening behavior will be handled swiftly and result in severe consequences.”

“In addition to an arrest, the student’s lack of judgment will result in disciplinary actions in accordance with our Code of Student Conduct.”

The school is located in the 19300 block of SW 114th Avenue in Miami.

Peter D'Oench

Comments (15)
  1. Ginny Watson says:

    Let’s say the move had worked, and he drove the principals head into the floor. Just a foolin’ around flock up. Grabs him and punched him in the head? Probably an automatic self defense move. The Perp is always just a nice guy who wouldn’t hurt a flea – do the relatives all get the same script immediately texted to them.?? I think he needs to do a week hard time, and not “detention”. Learn from your rmistakes.

  2. Jack Inmanz says:


  3. Paul Roberts says:

    Gianny Sosa is a little punk that attacked the Principal. The Principal has the right to defend himself. Prosecute the little punk and show him his rights. Sosa had no right to do what he did. Expel him to a Military school. It would be the best thing in his life to teach him to be a man since his upbringing at home failed.

  4. Jim Flaherty says:

    Horsing around with the Principal is always a bad idea, especially without asking the Principal first. However, the video shows that the student was clearly clowning around, only pretending to mimic the move, and posed zero physical threat to the Principal. Way overblown here.

  5. Simple solution/punishment is best. I’m old school.
    Cut out the kids tongue. He won’t run his mouf ever again.

  6. Josh Eshleman says:

    I’d have power-bombed the punk into the lockers. He got off lucky.

  7. Peter York says:

    let us thank Peter D’Oench for interviewing the dimwit siblings. I’m sure we all agree that when a youth feels like pleasing everyone (he certainly pleased me! — I’m a retired English teacher!) and manhandles a principal, that youth should suffer detention.

    then, the next time a youth feels like getting frisky with a faculty member he’ll be deterred by the specter of such punishment.

    or instant expulsion and a pass to Obama’s bridge to prison.

    I snark because public schools are such frauds, and need high explosive remediation (democrats in public school should be napalmed, as with all enemies of America), that these daily incompetencies are mere bubbles on the tar pits.

    (and for you touchy feelers out there, I loved the kids and they loved me…but they kept their g-d hands off me.)

  8. Pete Griff says:

    Didn’t have to see a pic, knew it was a minority.

  9. Marcus Welby says:

    he was a good boy, wouldn’t hurt a fly. kinda like those “great” baby eating pitbulls…..