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Female teacher punched hard in face while trying to break up brutal fight at Louisiana high school

Female teacher punched hard in face while trying to break up brutal fight at Louisiana high school

A 10th-grade teacher at a Louisiana high school has been punched in the face after trying to break up a brutal fight in her classroom between two boys.

A video circulating on social media shows the horrific moment the teacher at Chalmette High School in Louisiana was punched so hard in the face that her head snapped back and her glasses flew off her face.

After the violent blow, the stunned teacher lets out a shriek and is seen covering her eyes with one of her hands while the two boys continued to punch each other.

As some chairs and backpacks were pushed around the room amidst the chaos, some of the students are heard shouting: ‘Enough!’ ‘Stop!’ ‘Delete it!’, while others appeared amused looking from the side.

It was not clear if the teacher fell to the ground after being hit or if she left the classroom, but a student is heard screaming: ‘Damn! You broke his nose.

It was later revealed that some of the students went to alert school officials to get help for the injured teacher. Once her class was safe and the children restrained, the teacher left the school campus for medical treatment.

After the violent blow, the stunned teacher lets out a shriek and is seen covering her eyes with one of her hands while the two boys continued to punch each other.

After the violent blow, the stunned teacher lets out a shriek and is seen covering her eyes with one of her hands while the two boys continued to punch each other.

The school did not release the names of the teachers or the two students involved.

However, the school confirmed that the teacher, who suffered bruising and swelling to her face, did not suffer from a broken nose, as some students had initially thought.

According to the video, no school security officers were on site at the time of the fight, now raising questions about school safety and whether teachers should intervene.

The school confirmed that the two children involved have been suspended and the school is demanding that a criminal investigation be carried out.

Doris Voitier, the Chalmette High School superintendent traumatized by what she saw in the video, said she was absolutely “appalled”;

“Our teacher shouldn’t get involved in an environment like that and our students should have ways to work out their differences.”

In a statement to DailyMail.com, she said ‘wWhile we do not ask or expect our teachers to put themselves in harm’s way, we fully support our teacher and applaud her efforts.’

Voitier said the two students have been withdrawn from Chalmette High School and will be disciplined in accordance with his Guide for Student Conduct.

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“Charges have been filed against these students for their deplorable actions,” he said. “As we always do in such situations, we are working hand-in-hand with the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office with the mutual understanding that behavior like this will not be tolerated in our schools.”

Voitier also gave an update on the teacher’s condition. She is bruised. His nose is not broken and I am very upset and we are fully supporting our teacher.’

The melee broke out Friday afternoon around 2 p.m. during fourth period at Chalmette High School in St. Bernard Parish in Louisiana.  Both students whose names were not released are sophomores at the school.

The melee broke out Friday afternoon around 2 p.m. during fourth period at Chalmette High School in St. Bernard Parish in Louisiana. Both students whose names were not released are sophomores at the school.

The school confirmed that both students have been suspended and the school is demanding that a criminal investigation be conducted.  Friday's fight was the second major incident to occur at Chalmette High.  On September 12, a former student was arrested after school hours for allegedly drawing a weapon during a fight on campus.

The school confirmed that both students have been suspended and the school is demanding that a criminal investigation be conducted. Friday’s fight was the second major incident to occur at Chalmette High. On September 12, a former student was arrested after school hours for allegedly drawing a weapon during a fight on campus.

The melee broke out Friday afternoon around 2 p.m. during fourth period at Chalmette High School in St. Bernard Parish in Louisiana.

The fight was so bad that school superintendent Doris Voitier said she was horrified after seeing the video.

“Our teacher shouldn’t get involved in an environment like that and our students should have ways to work out their differences,” Voitier said.

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Friday’s fight was the second major incident to occur at Chalmette High.

On September 12, a former student was arrested after school hours for allegedly drawing a weapon during a fight on campus.

On Monday, St. Bernard deputies went to the school campus to further investigate.

It is unclear what charges have been filed.

Many of the parents were outraged by what happened, however the superintendent called it “an unfortunate and alarming situation”.

“Please know that our number one priority remains the safety and well-being of our students and staff,” he said.

‘Chalmette High School facilities may be the best in the state. We are fortunate to have two dedicated, full-time resource officers at Chalmette High School at all times.’

‘We have a direct line of communication with the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office. Our teachers have phones in their classrooms to contact help when needed. But even in the most secure environments, incidents like this sometimes happen.’

Friday’s fight was the second major incident at Chalmette High in recent weeks. On September 12, a former student was arrested after school hours for allegedly drawing a weapon during a fight on campus.

Chalmette High School describes itself as ‘a premier high school located in Chalmette, Louisiana. The school has approximately 2,200 students in grades 9 to 12 and a student ratio of 17 to 1, according to a school spokesperson.

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