NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- A 15-year-old student at North Charleston High School was taken into custody late Tuesday morning after allegedly hitting a teacher in the face.
According to an incident report, the victim said she told the 15-year-old to stop talking during class, an order he refused. The teacher walked to the student's desk and again told him a stop, but the student put his fingers in his ears and continued to talk.
At that point, the teacher told the student he was going to be sent to the school's main office, the report states. The student then stood and hit the teacher in the face, the report states.
According to the report, the teacher fell to the ground and the student jumped on her and continued to hit her until other students in the class pulled him off of her.
The teacher was taken by EMS to Medical University Hospital for X-rays. Officials said she had a bump on her forehead and other red areas.
The student reportedly said he felt frustrated and pressured by the teacher, so he struck her.
The student is being held at the Department of Juvenile Justice.
Jason Sakran with the school district released the following statement.
"A North Charleston High School teacher was physically assaulted by a North Charleston High School student yesterday. The teacher was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries, was treated and released from the hospital.The student has been suspended and is being recommended to the Office of Student Placement for expulsion. Additional details about the incident should be directed to the City of North Charleston Police Department."