In SummaryThe incident, which was captured on video, showed the student march toward the Black teacher, make “racially charged” comments and hit the teacher.
In Fort Worth, Texas, a student at Castleberry High School hit her teacher while making a phone call and it was captured on video, according to Complex.
The incident also highlighted that the student made racially charged comments towards the teacher and said to “deal with me.” In the video, the Black educator, who was likely filmed by another student in the classroom, walked toward the hallway for assistance after the teen hit her in the arm, according to Complex.
“I need you to get over here now because this teacher is about to get (expletive) up if she doesn’t get the (expletive) away from me,” the student said to her mother on the phone before throwing it at her teacher. “You want to talk to her because she’s Black, and she’s (expletive) pissing me off right now.”
The Castleberry Independent School District said in a statement that they commended the teacher for her “calm demeanor and utter professionalism she demonstrated throughout the entirety of the incident, even when the situation turned violent and offensive.”
“Castleberry ISD will follow the law in allocating appropriate discipline,” the district said. “Harassment, racism, and violence against our teachers will not be tolerated at Castleberry ISD, and we will take swift and effective action to protect our teachers so that they can perform their duties and educate students in a safe environment.”