- The Washington Times - Wednesday, August 23, 2017

A Milwaukee high school student was arrested Tuesday after he was filmed attacking a teacher and punching him repeatedly as students watched.

A video of the incident showed a South Division High School teacher and a male student arguing in front of a classroom of students before the teen, who has not been identified, threw a forceful punch straight to the teacher’s face, knocking him to the ground. The student then punched the teacher, who has also not been identified, at least four times as he lay on the ground, either unable or unwilling to fight back.

A student who filmed the attack could be heard laughing before the video cut out.

Police said the 16-year-old student who attacked the teacher was arrested at the school and faces possible charges of battery, a local Fox affiliate reported.

Police said the teacher’s injuries were not life-threatening.

The circumstances surrounding the fight are unclear. A Milwaukee Public Schools spokesman said it couldn’t provide further details, citing an ongoing investigation.

Milwaukee Alderman Bob Donovan said violence in the school district is “a great concern to the community.”

“Actions like this need criminal charges to send a message, and hold the student responsible for their reckless and dangerous behavior,” he said, Fox reported. “I applaud the many great teachers and students at MPS, however, there is a segment of students who choose to behave inappropriately and criminally, which robs other students and teachers of an opportunity to build a safe learning environment.”

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