A video of an alleged Baltimore high school student punching his teacher in the face has gone viral among a growing public outrage.
Wednesday, a video was published to Instagram that show one student holding back another until he breaks free and hits a teacher hard in the face. The teacher remained calm and like the true professional she is, the woman stayed calm and tried to talk to the student.
See the video below.
Local news is reporting that the teacher was “checked out by a doctor” and she won’t return to teaching this week.
An update: The union says the veteran Frederick Douglass High School science teacher was checked out by a doctor after she was attacked and will not be back in class this week @wjz https://t.co/dBZDHmwhz8
— Mike Hellgren (@HellgrenWJZ) November 8, 2018
The Baltimore Teachers Union released a statement from their president, Marietta English, shortly after the attack on the teacher.
“The footage of a student punching one of our members in the face is absolutely deplorable. Our teachers and paraprofessionals work too hard and sacrifice too much of their time, creativity and genuine love for teaching to be treated in such a manner by anyone, including their students.
“As I stated in my testimony before the new school security policy was passed by the School Board last spring, the District must develop and implement policies that not only provide options for students who express this type of behavior, but also protection and other measures for the teachers, staff and students who bear the brunt of their rage.”
What about the student? Baltimore City Public Schools released a statement saying, “School administrators will apply disciplinary action in accordance with Baltimore City Public Schools’ Code of Conduct.”
Schools are becoming more dangerous for teachers and students. Earlier this month a band teacher was arrested for hitting a student in another wild video.
No teacher or student should have to deal with this kind of violence and rage in the classroom. Unfortunately, it’s common place in the inner city areas…
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