High school student facing criminal charges following viral video of her attacking teacher in front of entire class
After attacking her teacher in a classroom, a Rockdale County high school student will be facing criminal charges
Unidentified ninth grader from Heritage High School was captured on camera arguing with her teacher and attacking her.
The teacher, Tiwana Turner, had to be carried out on a stretcher after she suffered a broken knee.
According to students, the incident led to the girl being taken to the Juvenile detention Center.
Her name will not be published because she is a juvenile in Georgia under criminal law.
Officials from Rockdale County School District confirm that the student was suspended.
School administrators claim they are still investigating the attack, but that violence against staff will not be tolerated.
The statement released by the school reads: “Rockdale County Public Schools is investigating an incident where a student allegedly attacked a teacher during class today. RCPS does not tolerate student violence towards any staff members.
“Students who harm other students or staff will be disciplined according to our Student Discipline Code of Conduct and will be appropriately charged by law enforcement. We will adhere to personnel and student privacy laws in this matter.”
A spokesman from the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office said the agency is “actively investigating this incident. Once there is a decision to charge either party, RCSO will take the proper steps.”
Due to the severity of Tiwana Turner’s injuries, members of the community have raised a fundraiser to support the teacher while she recovers financially.