BALTIMORE — A Baltimore teacher has been placed on administrative leave after a video emerged of her fighting a 17-year-old student, slamming the girl against a locker and yelling that she’d kill her.
The beginning of the video, taken Friday, 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 said the teacher was treated for minor injuries and was placed on administrative leave pending investigations. The student, she said, was charged with assault and released to a parent.
The student’s family said that they’re outraged by what the video shows.
“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?” said Nikia Jones, the student’s aunt.
Nancy Jones, the girl’s grandmother, said it doesn’t matter if a student is a problem child.
“You don’t expect nobody to fight her like that,” she said.
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