Video released of student allegedly punching teacher in the face

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Authorities have released video from Burke Middle School of a teenager who police arrested after they say he punched a teacher in the face.

The incident happened on March 13 in a hallway of the downtown school. In the video, a teenager who Charleston City police say was horsing around with another student appears to assault a teacher after being separated from another student.

A Charleston Police Department incident report states the teacher saw the student "horse-playing" with a female student in the eighth-grade hallway between classes around 2:30 p.m.

Police say when the teacher attempted to separate the students, the teen punched him in the face with a closed 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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