A student accused of assaulting a teacher in a classroom attack caught on video will face charges, Georgia school officials said.
Discovery High School Principal Marci Sledge condemned the incident in a letter to parents following the incident Tuesday, Nov. 29, WAGA reported.
The attack occurred just before noon during a class change at the Lawrenceville school. “I want to reassure you, we are taking this situation very seriously,” Sledge wrote, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
“Using physical violence to attack students and/or staff will not be tolerated at our school. It is not only against our school disciplinary policy, it is against the law.”
The student, who was not named, is expected to face criminal charges as well as disciplinary action by the school, Sledge said, though she didn’t elaborate.