A high school teacher was taken to the hospital after he was allegedly beaten by a student in his classroom in Atlanta, Georgia, on Monday.
Reports said the teacher was trying to prevent a ninth grader from fighting with a classmate at Frederick Douglass High School when he began punching the teacher in the head.
Video footage of the incident which was taken by another student shows the teenager standing over the teacher and repeatedly hitting him in the head as he tries to protect himself from the blows. Eventually, another individual steps in and pulls the student away from the teacher.
Reports said the teacher was taken to Grady Hospital and treated for minor injuries. He was released soon after.
The Atlanta Public Schools (APS) said in a statement regarding the alleged assault that “the safety and security of students and staff is a top priority in APS.”