Michigan high school student caught on camera hurling metal chair at teacher during classroom brawl is charged with felony
A Michigan high school student caught on camera hurling a metal chair at the teacher during a classroom brawl has been charged with a misdemeanor
- A 15-year-old student has been charged with two crimes
- The high school student was seen on camera throwing a metal chair at her teacher
- She was released from the hospital and is expected to return to work
A 15-year-old Michigan student has been arrested and charged with a felony after hurling a metal chair at her teacher’s head from across the classroom.
The high school student has been charged with two felonies stemming from the harrowing incident that occurred Thursday afternoon at Southwestern Classical Academy in Flint, Michigan.
The teacher became unconscious and immediately fell to the floor after two students argued and one picked up a chair and threw it at her.
Flint Police Chief Terence Green said ABC12 that when the school resource officer went to break up a fight between two high school students, they found the teacher lying on the floor with a head injury.
On the left, the teacher stands in front of the students while the girl, armed with the chair (far right), prepares to launch it
The chair flies off the side of the classroom as the shocked students watch
Both students were arrested and prosecutor David Leyton authorized two charges of assault against the girl who threw the chair.
Disturbing footage showed the teacher standing in front of the classroom talking to students before he was knocked to the ground with the chair.
The teacher, who was not named, was hospitalized, although it is unclear what injuries she suffered in the attack.
She was released from the hospital on Thursday and is expected to return to work next week.
The school’s superintendent, Kevelin Jones, sent a letter to parents informing them that an altercation occurred this week between “two scholars” that left the staff member injured.
School Superintendent Kevelin Jones sent a letter to parents this week
The teacher lay cold on the ground as the stunned students gathered around him
The school district issued this letter but has not yet confirmed whether the girl has been suspended
It is unclear whether the student has been arrested or is facing charges.
On Thursday, Flint Community School sent a letter to them Facebook page reassuring parents that they ‘take these matters seriously’ and that they will ‘continue to do everything we can to create and maintain a safe and nurturing environment’.
The letter stated that the district has launched an investigation into the incident, but did not indicate whether the student had been suspended or expelled.
“We understand that these types of incidents can be concerning and we want to reassure you that we are actively working to ensure the safety and well-being of everyone at Southwestern Classical Academy.