A Maryland teacher is on administrative leave after she and a 17-year-old student fought in a hallway at Carver Vocational Technical School in West Baltimore last Friday.
The student, who has not been named, was charged with assault. Students who witnessed the fight were able to capture it on video.
The video, taken Friday and obtained by WBFF-TV, shows the girl shoving a chair in the teacher’s direction inside a classroom at Carver Vocational-Technical High in west Baltimore and later throwing a book at the teacher in a hallway.
That’s when the video shows the teacher charge the teenager as a large, male student tries to intervene. Later, the video shows the teacher slamming the girl against a locker. At one point, the teacher is heard saying, “I’ll kill you in here.”
City schools spokeswoman Anne Fullerton says the teacher was treated for minor injuries and was placed on administrative leave pending investigations. The student was charged with assault and released.
WBAL TV reports the teacher told the student to put her phone away because the class was taking a test.
One student told WBAL TV the teacher was acting in self defense.
Nikia Jones, the student’s aunt, was disappointed with the teacher’s behavior.
“You’re supposed to be a role model to these children and you took your shoes off and physically was fighting her like you was outside on the street,” she said.
SOURCE: Gawker | VIDEO CREDIT: YouTube