A Maryland high school teacher was left covered in blood after one of his students punched him over a perceived racist remark last Thursday.
The teacher at Forestville High in Maryland, who has not been identified by officials, but has been named as James Hemmen on various social media, has suffered minor injuries after being attacked by the teen.
The school has call last week’s incident a “misinterpretation of a comment” during class, however some of the students who were present, as well as parents, have said that the teacher made a racially-insensitive remark. (Scroll down for the video.)
1. A teacher (pictured) was left covered in blood last week following an attack by a student over a perceived racist remark at Forestville High School in Maryland.
On Tuesday, Prince George’s County Public Schools told The Daily Mail that the school district is unable to comment on the consequences related to the incident to protect the confidentiality of both the student and teacher.
According to NBC, which reported that the teacher was “bleeding heavily” after the attack, the student will be disciplined, with the police adding that this was an isolated incident and there was no need to increase the security at the school.
It was not immediately clear whether the student would face any criminal charges over the attack.
A school district spokeswoman said:
On January 29, a misinterpretation of a comment in a classroom at Forestville High School resulted in an assault against a teacher.
The teacher was treated for injuries at a local medical facility and released. School administrators and security staff are working together to investigate the incident.
Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) is committed to ensuring a safe and supportive environment in all schools.
A letter was sent home to all Forestville parents and guardians to inform them of the incident and encourage them to reinforce with their students the importance of conducting themselves in a safe, responsible manner and to seek assistance if they need help resolving conflicts.
Here is NBC’s video report:
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