Castleberry High School has issued a statement after a video surfaced on social media that appears to show a student hitting their teacher’s arm in a classroom.
Student and teacher video goes viral
A disturbing one-minute video of a Castleberry High School student and teacher has gone viral on the internet.
The footage, which was filmed and posted on social media, appears to show a student shouting “racially charged” comments at their teacher , according to Houston Chronicle.
The video shows the student walking at the front of the classroom and seemingly hitting their teacher’s arm before they make a call, as per the report.
The student then throws away the phone and storms out of the classroom.
The alleged incident took place in Castleberry High School in Castleberry ISD near Fort Worth, Texas.
Castleberry High School issues a statement
In a statement on Castleberry High School’s Twitter account, school district officials wrote that they were “greatly disturbed” by the viral footage and added that the alleged incident is being investigated by them and local law enforcement.
Their statement said: “We first want to commend the teacher for the calm demeanor and utter professionalism she demonstrated throughout the entirety of the incident, even when the situation turned violent and offensive. We support this teacher and her response in the strongest terms possible.”
The statement added that the school “turned this matter over to law enforcement” and will take steps to protect teachers so “they can perform their duties and educate students in a safe environment.”
Student’s mother addresses video
The student’s mother, Brittany Evans, has addressed the viral footage and explained that her daughter is “autistic, bi-polar, and battles depression”.
Speaking to WFAA, she said: “I was upset for the teacher. I was upset for her even being in that situation. I wish the school would label her correctly so we didn’t have to go through this.”
She added that she didn’t know where her daughter “would learn something like that” and continued:
“I know I don’t throw racial slangs ever. I know none of my family members that live in the house with me throw racial slangs ever.”