A shocking video has emerged online showing a violent altercation between a substitute teacher and a student at Rocky Mount High School in North Carolina. The incident reportedly occurred on Friday, when the teacher confiscated the student’s phone for using it during class.
Why Did the Rocky Mount High School Substitute Teacher Fight a Student Over a Phone?
According to witnesses, the student was upset that the teacher took her phone, but not other students’ phones who were also using them. She confronted the teacher and demanded her phone back, but the teacher refused. The video shows the student trying to grab the phone from the teacher’s hand, while the teacher says “Don’t touch me”. The student then throws a punch at the teacher, which triggers a fight between the two.
The video has sparked a heated debate on social media, with some users siding with the student and others with the teacher. Some argued that the student was disrespectful and aggressive and deserved to be disciplined, while others claimed that the teacher was unfair and provoked the student by singling her out. Many also believe the substitute teacher went too far by crushing the student’s face and head into the floor after she had clearly won the fight.
The school district has allegedly issued a statement saying that they are aware of the incident, and are investigating it. They also allegedly said that they do not condone violence of any kind and that they will take appropriate action based on their findings. The identities of the teacher and the student have not been disclosed, and it is unclear if any charges will be filed against either of them.