Freddrick Murray, chief academic officer for high schools at Jackson Public Schools, tells local media that video of the Friday incident posted by a student is “very compelling.”
It shows a Jim Hill High School teacher picking up a student and throwing the student to the ground.
Murray says security officers were called after the student was aggressive toward a teacher. However, Murray says the student was under control when the teacher attacked him. He says officials could also pursue criminal charges.
Sophomore Tahj Young, who shot the video, says the student was crying and bleeding from his mouth afterward. Authorities say the student wasn’t seriously injured.