Chalmette high school: Video shows Louisiana teacher punched in the face while trying to break-up brawl
The video which is now viral shows the female teacher being hit so hard in the face that her head snapped back and her eyeglasses fell off of her face
CHALMETTE, LOUISIANA: A female teacher of the tenth grade at a high school in Louisiana received a sucker punch to the face after intervening to stop two students from fighting violently in her classroom. The brawl erupted on September, 16th afternoon at about 2 pm during the fourth period at Chalmette High School in St Bernard Parish, Louisiana.
The frightening moment is captured in a video that has been making the rounds on social media as a teacher at Chalmette High School in Louisiana was hit so hard in the face that her head snapped back and her eyeglasses fell off of her face. The two guys proceeded to exchange blows while the astonished instructor shrieked and covered her eyes with one hand after taking the hard hit. Some of the students could be heard yelling, "Stop it! Stop it! Break it up!" as chairs and bags were being shoved around the crowded room, while others looked in amusement. It was unclear if the school teacher collapsed to the floor after being hit or walked out of the classroom, but one female student was heard yelling, "Damn! You shattered her nose."
Later, it came to light that some of the youngsters had alerted the administration of the school in order to secure assistance for the hurt teacher. The lady left the school grounds for medical attention after making sure her class was safe and the teenagers were in restraints. The names of the participating teachers and kids were kept a secret by the school. But the school has since established that the teacher, who had bruises and facial swelling, did not break her nose as several pupils had previously believed. The brawl appears to have taken place without any school security personnel present, which calls into question the safety of the school as well as whether instructors ought to step in. The two boys involved have been suspended, and the school has acknowledged this, and it has also demanded that a criminal inquiry be conducted.
Having been horrified by what she witnessed on the video, Chalmette High School's veteran superintendent Doris Voitier expressed her utter disgust. "Our teacher shouldn’t be involved in an environment like that and our students should have ways to settle their differences." In a statement to Daily Mail, she said, "While we do not ask or expect our teachers to put themselves in harm’s way, we fully support our teacher and applaud her efforts."
According to Voitier, the two students have been expelled from Chalmette High School and will face sanctions in accordance with their Student Conduct Guide. "Charges have been pressed against these students for their deplorable actions,” she stressed. “As we always do in such situations, we are working hand-in-hand with the St. Bernard Sheriff's Office with the mutual understanding that behavior like this will not be tolerated in our schools." Voitier also gave an update on the teacher's condition saying, "She's bruised. Her nose is not broken and I am very upset and we are fully supporting our teacher."
The altercation on Friday was the second such incident at Chalmette High in recent weeks. An ex-student was detained on September 12 after hours for reportedly brandishing a pistol after a scuffle on campus.