A Tennessee high school teacher was the victim of a shocking assault when a student pepper-sprayed him twice after he confiscated her phone during class. The incident, which was captured on dramatic cellphone footage, took place at Antioch High School and has since gone viral.
According to reports, the unruly student had been using her phone to text and search for answers during class, prompting the teacher to take action. However, the student did not take kindly to having her phone confiscated and decided to take matters into her own hands.
In the video, the student can be seen storming out of the classroom, closely followed by other students who seem to find the situation amusing. When she confronts her teacher in the hallway, the situation quickly escalates as she demands the return of her phone.
The teacher, who has not been named, can be heard telling someone in another classroom that the student had pepper-sprayed him. The female student then holds the pepper spray up to his face and sprays him a second time, causing him to fall to his knees in agony.
The incident has sparked outrage online, with many social media users calling for the student’s expulsion and arrest. Others have condemned her behavior and criticized her for having a weapon in school.
One Twitter user wrote: “Can’t wait to see the comments that will say she was justified cuz the teacher ‘stole her phone’. No she wasn’t justified, and she should be expelled.”
Another added: “Not justified, on top of the fact she should be suspended not only for her behavior but also for having a weapon in school.”
Sadly, this is not the first time that this teacher has been assaulted by a student. Just two months earlier, he was punched in the face by another student after confiscating their phone for cheating.
This shocking incident serves as a stark reminder of the growing problem of violence and disrespect towards teachers in our schools. It is crucial that we take steps to address this issue and ensure that teachers are given the respect and support they deserve.