One report stated that Cornelius was restrained 10 times prior to this incident with the most recent one being in January when he was held down for over 30 minutes.
The fatal incident took place after the teen started throwing food at another teen during lunch. The Lakeside facility which is intended to care for at-risk youth has been shut down since the incident.
A total of three persons have been charged since the deadly encounter however all three persons plead not guilty, the matter is expected to continue in the courts.
Cornelius Frederick was left with no parents after his mother died when he was 12 years old and his father is currently locked up. Frederick was a ward of the state, Learn more from the NBC news report below.