Authorities: Student dislocates teacher's jawbone, breaks finger

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A 14-year-old student has been arrested and accused of attacking a teacher at a North Charleston school for students with social, emotional or behavioral disabilities.

Officials say the 52-year-old female teacher at the Liberty Hill Academy suffered a dislocated jawbone, broken bones in her face and a broken finger.

School district spokesman Jason Sakran confirmed the attack occurred Aug. 24.

The teacher told police the student had become unruly with a teacher's assistant and was ordered to leave. The report says as he walked out, he came up to the teacher and punched her in the face at least five times.

The teen is being held at the Department of Juvenile Justice on a charge of second-degree assault and battery.

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