BARNSTABLE, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts high school teacher caught on video grabbing and pulling a student to the floor while intervening in a fight has been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation.
The Cape Cod Times reports that Barnstable Public Schools Superintendent Meg Mayo-Brown said the teacher exhibited actions contrary to the values and expectations of the district.
The incident occurred Thursday morning.
The eight-second video was shot by another student and is circulating widely on social media.
The student who struck a filing cabinet was checked out by the school nurse.
The teacher’s name was not made public. A police report was filed.