A Baltimore City teacher is on administrative leave after cell phone video surfaced of her and a student fighting in the hallway at Carver Vocational-Technical High School in West Baltimore this past Friday.
The teacher in the video is seen wearing black pants and a gray top. Another student tried to break it up, but the they continued to fight while yelling and cursing at each other.
Nikia Jones is the student’s aunt. She watched the video and is outraged over the teacher’s behavior according to local12news
“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,” Jones said.
The student’s family admits she threw a book at the teacher and has been involved in several previous fights.
School officials say a verbal exchange between the student and teacher escalated to a physical confrontation.
The teacher was treated for injuries and has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.
The student was charged with assault and released to a parent.
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