Police: Groves high school student assaults teacher

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - A Groves High School student faces felony charges in connection with assaulting a teacher.

Campus police say it happened Friday afternoon in the school's 700 building.

Campus Police Chief Ulysses Bryant said that when someone assault a teacher, he or she will pay the consequences. He said they are charging the female student with a felony, but she is being charged as a juvenile.

Bryant said the student sat down in the teacher's classroom. When the teacher recognized the student was in the wrong classroom, she asked the student to leave.

Bryant said that they were walking out of the classroom, the student turned on her and used profanity, screamed and hit her in the face and her left arm with her fist.

The student was charged with battery against school personnel, disrupting public school and  criminal trespassing for damaging the teacher's glasses. Bryant said he does not find any excuse for attacking a teacher.

The teacher was checked out at a clinic across the street from Groves. She was then taken to the Youth Detention Center, where she remains.

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