A high school student from Fort Worth, Texas has shocked many people after being seen in a video circulating on social media. In the clip, the student can be seen making racial comments and assaulting her teacher.
She threw her phone at the teacher before walking out.
What are the details?
The incident took place at Castleberry High School, and it involved a teenager and her teacher. The video of the disturbing event was posted online.
In the clip, the teenager can be seen marching up to the teacher’s desk, in front of the whole class. Then she presses the phone receiver even though the teacher was trying to make a phone call. When the teacher tries to remove her hand, the girl’s response is aggressive.
"No, no, no. Deal with me!” the teacher calmly tells her student.
"You're right. Because you touched me, I did not touch you,” she goes on.
The student then picks up the phone on the desk saying, “I am calling my momma!”
"I need you to get over here now, this teacher is about to get it if she doesn’t stay away from me,” the teenager says on the phone, apparently talking to her mother.
A few seconds after that, the student comments on the teacher’s skin color. Then she throws her phone in the teacher’s direction and storms out of the classroom.
How did the school react?
"Castleberry ISD is aware of, and greatly disturbed by, videos of an incident circulating social media in which a student becomes aggressive toward an African American teacher, including attacking the teacher physically and making racially charged comments and threats," Castleberry Independent School District said in a statement posted on social media, appearing to confirm the incident.
"Because criminal activity occurred, the district immediately turned this matter over to law enforcement. In addition, the district is currently conducting its own investigation, including reviewing video footage, and taking statements of those present,” the district added.
In the statement, the teacher was also commended for her “calm demeanor and utter professionalism."
"We support this teacher and her response in the strongest terms possible," the school concluded.
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