After footage circulated on social media showing a high school student fighting her teacher, an investigation in underway, and the teenager is facing criminal charges.
According to WSB-TV, the confrontation happened between a ninth grader and her teacher inside a classroom at Heritage High School on Jan. 27.
The viral video showed the argument that escalated into the teen attacking her teacher.
The teen is seen approaching the teacher shouting and cursing as she continuously told her she isn’t going to talk to her in any kind of way.
The teacher responded, demanding the student to back out of her face.
As the teacher attempted to call for assistance, the female student knocked the cell phone out of her hands.
A statement was released by the school system addressing the incident.
“Rockdale County Public Schools is investigating an incident where a student allegedly attacked a teacher during class today. RCPS does not tolerate student violence towards any staff members. Students who harm other students or staff will be disciplined according to our Student Discipline Code of Conduct and will be appropriately charged by law enforcement. We will adhere to personnel and student privacy laws in this matter,”
the statement read
Students say the girl was taken to the Juvenile Detention Center after the incident.
Rockdale County School District officials say the student has been suspended from school, but will be facing criminal charges.
School administrators say they are still investigating the attack, but say violence against staff will not be tolerated.