A substitute teacher at a Dallas-area middle school was left bloody and needed medical assistance after a chair-throwing fight Wednesday with students caught on video — and a school district official said the students attacked the teacher first.
DeSoto Independent School District canceled all classes Friday in the wake of the incident, sending students on spring break early, WFAA-TV reported. The fight occurred at DeSoto West Middle School, police said.
Several videos of the fracas have surfaced online. One shows a student throwing a chair at the male teacher, and the chair appears to hit the teacher’s head. The teacher responds by throwing two chairs at the student, and then the teacher goes back to a desk, sits down, and wipes blood from his head:
A DeSoto ISD representative told WFAA students attacked the teacher first, resulting in an injury to him that required intervention of paramedics who were called to the scene and treated the teacher in the school.
The station said the district refused to comment further regarding what sparked the incident, whether police detained any students, or whether any students may be punished.
DeSoto police haven’t said if criminal charges will be filed against anybody, KDFW-TV reported.
Craig Miller — a school safety consultant and former Dallas ISD police chief — told KDFW legal action likely will be taken in this incident.
“[The student will] face serious assault charges based upon the angle that I saw in the video,” Miller added to the station. “It could very well be an aggravated assault, which also then could be enhanced, possibly because it happened to an educator in a school environment.”
This is an excerpt from TheBlaze.
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