- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 25, 2018

GREENVILLE, Miss. (AP) - In a story April 25 about a teacher’s firing, The Associated Press reported erroneously that a student had filed an assault charge against a teacher. Police say they have received a report, but the student has not formally filed a charge.

A corrected version of the story is below:

Student alleges assault against Mississippi teacher

A unnamed Mississippi Delta teacher has been fired following a video showing her yelling at a student

GREENVILLE, Miss. (AP) - A unnamed Mississippi Delta teacher has been fired following a video showing her yelling at a student.

The Greenville Police Department says the student told officers that the teacher assaulted her, but police say the student hasn’t formally filed any charge. Under state law, a judge would determine probable cause before a teacher could be prosecuted.

The Delta Democrat-Times reports an April 19 video shows a Greenville High School student and the teacher arguing during class. It’s unclear what’s going on because the video is blurry, but the teacher uses inappropriate language.

Superintendent Janice Page-Johnson confirms the teacher was fired after an in-house investigation.


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