A Baltimore High School has reportedly received no reprimanding after she hit her teacher.
The brutal incident was recorded and posted to social media platforms on Wednesday. The video has since gone viral, garnering over 100,000 views on Instagram.
In the clip, two students are seen bickering near a teacher standing behind a desk. One girl in a white shirt appeared to be holding back another girl with short hair.
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The girl then broke free and sent a punch flying towards the teacher, hitting her on her face. The teacher recoiled, surprised at the blow.
"[Expletive] is you talking about," said the student who attacked.
The attacker said something about "getting smart" with her to the teacher, to which she replied, "I wasn't getting smart with you."
The teacher then walked toward the student who just hit her. The student was walking backward out of the classroom. As other students react with an outcry of disbelief, the clip abruptly ended.
According to ABC 7, the incident occurred at Frederick Douglass High School in Gwynns Falls Parkway.
Baltimore City Public Schools issued a statement of condemnation:
"School administrators at Frederick Douglass High School continue to investigate a physical altercation that took place today when a teacher was struck by a student following a verbal exchange."
It asserted that an investigation would take place and actions dealt:
"Ensuring a safe teaching and learning environment for our students and staff is paramount to City Schools. Upon reviewing the incident, school administrators will apply disciplinary action in accordance with the Baltimore City Public Schools' Code of Conduct."
Online, most people reacted with total disgust. Some related it to a recent incident in which a teacher committed suicide in a classroom at school.
The 31-year-old Wessendorff Middle School teacher was found unconscious on Monday. He was taken to Oak Bend Medical Center where he subsequently died.
Jordan Halane was married since 2016. He had been a vocal music director at the school in Houston. The public, friends, and family still do not know why he took his own life.