DPS investigating after teacher says student assaulted her


DAYTON, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) - A spokesperson for Dayton Public Schools says the district is investigating after a teacher reports being assaulted at Thurgood Marshall High School.

According to a report taken by Dayton police, the teacher, who is 63, said she was in her classroom on November 8 when four female students walked in. The teacher said she told them to leave and one of the students told her to "get the (expletive) out of her face."

The teacher then told police another student held her down while the student she says yelled at her punched her four times. The teacher told police she had no idea why the student hit her.

Medics took the teacher to the hospital after she said her head hurt and she was having chest pain.

Police talked with the assistant principal at Thurgood Marshall who told officers he'd talked with the student who the teacher said held her down. The student told him a fight had broken out between the female student accused of punching the teacher and the student's boyfriend. The student said the teacher got between them and he grabbed the teacher's arm. At the time of the police report, officers said they were unable to talk with the female student accused of hitting the teacher because she'd already left the school.

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