LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Here’s an example of why, no matter how much they paid me, I could never be a public school teacher. Video released yesterday shows the assistant principal at an Indiana high school being attacked by a student.
According to reports, a group of kids were goofing off in a hallways of Lafayette Jefferson High School when the school’s assistant principal was hit in the head by a flying bag of Cheetos.
When the assistant principal tried to get the boy responsible to come with him to the office, the teen resisted. When the assistant principal put his hand on the boy’s elbow, the teen flipped and grabbed the man by the throat before they both toppled to the ground.
The video begins shortly after the pair had fallen to the ground with the teen refusing to let go of the older man. When another teacher steps in to pull the student off the assistant principal, he has one hell of a time doing so.
Although nobody was seriously injured in the melee, aside from the teacher seen pulling the student off getting a cut on the nose, the student involved may be facing some serious consequences.
“Obviously the assault of any school employee is a serious matter. If a staff member were assaulted, under Indiana law it is a class ‘D’ felony,” said Lafayette School Corporation Superintendent Ed Eiler.
School officials are not revealing any disciplinary measures it has taken towards the student, but does say they have reviewed the video and feel their staff did exactly what they should have done.
As rough as my high school was, I never witnessed a student physically attack a teacher. Verbally, sure… but never anything like this. Any of you witness a physical fight between a student and a member of the school’s staff?Tags: Assault, Crime, fight, Indiana, Lafayette Jefferson High School, student