A teacher at a Baltimore high school was physically assaulted in an incident that was captured on camera. According to a video online, a teacher had just returned to Frederick Douglass High School in Gwynns Falls Parkway from cancer treatment when a student approached the teacher and struck her in the face before exiting the classroom.
“School administrators at Frederick Douglass High School continue to investigate a physical altercation that took place today when a teacher was struck by a student following a verbal exchange,’ said Baltimore City Public Schools in a statement, via the Baltimore Sun.
“Ensuring a safe teaching and learning environment for our students and staff is paramount to City Schools. Upon reviewing the incident, school administrators will apply disciplinary action in accordance with the Baltimore City Public Schools’ Code of Conduct.”
Two students were arguing near the teacher before the one student jumped forward with a punch and struck the teacher in the face.
The video captured the attention of a number of educators in the area.
“Our teachers and paraprofessionals work too hard and sacrifice too much of their time, creativity and genuine love for teaching to be treated in such a manner by anyone, including their students,” Baltimore Teachers Union president Marietta English said in a statement.
Check out the video below:
The person who posted the video was not suspended by the school principal, according to the Daily Mail.