AJC reports that the incident happened at Douglass High School in Atlanta. School police are now investigating the incident after the teacher was taken to Grady hospital with minor injuries. The student, a ninth-grader, was arrested and charged with assault.
According to a statement by Atlanta Public Schools, the teacher stepped in between a fight after the ninth-grade student walked into the class to confront another student. Someone inside the classroom recorded the attack and posted it on Instagram.
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Staff members entered the classroom within minutes and tackled the student to the ground.
An APS police officer arrested the ninth-grader attempted to leave him at the Fulton County Juvenile Detention Center, 11Alive reports. APS stated that the detention center would not take custody of the student, and he was subsequently released to a parent.
“A student assaulted a teacher who was attempting to prevent him from fighting another student, who had allegedly come to the teacher’s classroom to confront the student,’ Atlanta Public School spokesperson Ian Smith said. “An Atlanta Public Schools police officer arrested the student in the teacher’s class, and attempted to place him with the Fulton County Juvenile Detention Center (FCJDC).”
Both students involved in the fight will face discipline from school administration, according to an APS statement. Due to their ages, the students’ names will not be released.
Meanwhile, the teacher checked out of the hospital and is expected to be OK.
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