A substitute teacher in Detroit has been hospitalized after a student viciously attacked her because she informed the administration he had brought drugs to school, and the aftermath was captured on cellphone video.
The teacher, who was hospitalized on Thursday, is in stable condition and expected to recover.
According to Fox 2, the teacher, who was serving as a substitute at Cody High School, is old enough to be the student’s grandmother.
Keointay Nelson, a student, told the outlet that the incident occurred at 10:30 a.m. during a math class. The male student walked into the classroom and started punching the woman.
“I was doing my work, and I just looked up and she was on the floor shaking and stuff,” said Nelson. “Like her head was messed up.”
“He ran up on the old lady, hit her, pushed her on the ground and hit her again,” Brandon Antisdel, a fellow student, said. “That’s not something anybody should do, especially to an old lady.”
Nelson, Antisdel, and another student, John O’Neal, were outraged by the attack and ran after the student. “My friend Keiontay and my man John, we all felt offended by it because that’s somebody’s grandmother,” Antisdel said. “So he ran out and we chased him down.”
The Detroit Public Schools Community District says it’s “terribly disappointed” in the student. The student was placed under arrest and will not be returning to the school.
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