JONESBORO, Ga. -- Conversation over teacher safety in the classroom has escalated after an incident in which a student allegedly attacked a 68-year-old instructor.
As 11Alive reported on Wednesday, a 17-year-old Mt. Zion High School student was arrested and charged with simple battery after the alleged attack.
The teacher’s daughter told 11Alive’s Blayne Alexander that the student snapped after the teacher spotted two students engaged in a sex act.
"He jumped up and started screaming at her and started swearing at her, and kept, like, bucking up on her," Anna Rodriguez said. "So she put her arms up to brace herself, so he grabbed both of her breasts and twisted them very hard, and then threw her to the ground."
Clayton County Schools officials said they are continuing to investigate the incident. More information is expected to be released on Friday.
State records show that during the last school year at Mt. Zion, 222 students were disciplined for disorderly conduct, 111 students for fighting and another 30 for battery and bullying.
That total – 363 – is the second highest among high schools in the county. The school with the most incidents, Morrow High, had 462.
PHOTO: Teacher assaulted at school