Student charged with assault after allegedly slapping teacher in viral video


An unidentified North Carolina (United States of America) high schooler has been charged with assault after reportedly being caught on camera slapping a teacher.

Fox News reports that the incident occurred at Parkland High School in Winston-Salem on April 15, according to the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) statement on Facebook.

The video posted online shows the student standing over a teacher who is seated before striking her in the face.

“Do you think that affected me in any way?” The teacher can be heard asking.

“Want me to hit you again?” the student says, while stepping up and repeating the question.

“I don’t want it,” the teacher says, before she is struck again.

The hit is so hard that her glasses fly off her face while the teenager continues his profanity-filled rant.

“Ain’t nobody even coming. You got slapped,” the student says. “B—-, go back to teaching.”

Noel Keener, who’s the school’s principal, informed parents in a message that the student would face disciplinary action in addition to criminal charges for “inappropriate and unsettling” behavior, according to local TV station WGHP.

The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools spokesperson, as well as the superintendent did not respond to a Fox News Digital inquiry about what happened.

However, Superintendent Tricia McManus told WGHP that the student’s “behavior will not be tolerated” and her focus was on making sure the “teacher is taken care of and has the support needed to navigate through the lasting effects of this incident.”

The superintendent also plans to recommend expulsion from the school district in a hearing separate from the legal ones.

The student faces one charge of communicating threats and two charges of misdemeanor assault. The sheriff’s office says no additional information will be released since he is a juvenile

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