Cops: Teen arrested after punching teacher in the face

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Police arrested an eighth-grade student at Burke Middle High School on Tuesday after they say he punched a teacher in the face.

A Charleston Police Department incident report states a teacher observed a 13-year-old student "horse-playing" with a female student in the eighth-grade hallway between classes around 2:30 p.m. at the school located on President Street.

Police say when the teacher attempted to separate the students, the teen punched him in the face with a close fist. The student was arrested and charged with simple assault.

After police took him to the Charleston Police Department, he was released to his mother.

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