A teacher for Atlanta Public Schools is facing charges after an altercation with a student.

The incident happened at Ralph Bunche Middle School.

In a statement to 11Alive, the district said the altercation occurred Monday when the student was being disruptive in class and refused to leave.

A spokesperson with the district said the student was injured and was taken to the hospital. The APS Police Department filed charges against the teacher and a warrant was issued for his arrest. School officials said he turned himself in Tuesday.

APS placed the teacher on administrative leave, pending the outcome of a review by the APS Office of Employee Relations.

The student has been released from the hospital, officials said.

Below is the full statement:

Atlanta Public Schools (APS) is investigating an altercation that occurred Monday at Ralph Bunche Middle School between a teacher and a student who was being disruptive in class and refused to leave. During the altercation, the student sustained injuries, was taken to the hospital, treated and released. The Atlanta Public Schools Police Department filed charges against the teacher and a warrant was issued for his arrest. The teacher turned himself in Tuesday afternoon and was taken to the Fulton County Jail. Additionally, the teacher has been placed on administrative leave, pending the outcome of a review by the APS Office of Employee Relations. The safety and well-being of our students will always be our top priority, and APS remains committed to ensuring that all of our schools are safe places for our students to learn and grow. – APS Spokesperson Ian Smith

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