(CMR) A 16-year-old student of the Tivoli Gardens High School in Kingston, Jamaica, has been charged with assaulting a 56-year-old teacher at the institution on Monday, 6 June.
The student and the teacher reportedly got into a fight after the teacher asked the student who was behaving boisterously to leave her class. A physical confrontation ensued, allegedly causing bruises and swelling to the teacher's face, upper body, and breast.
The incident was captured in a video that has since gone viral on social media. In the video, the student is seen pushing the teacher before the teacher takes up a desk that the student took from her. The altercation continued even when other students intervened.
Meantime, local media reported that the school's principal fainted following the fight and has been hospitalized. Police have admitted that they have been dealing with behavioral issues at the institution and several other schools in the area.