Posted on February 4, 2015

Witnesses: Prince George’s County Teacher Punched by Student over Racially Insensitive Comment

Tracee Wilkins, NBC Washington, February 3, 2015

A student punched a Maryland teacher last week over a racially insensitive comment, witnesses say.

The incident was reported Jan. 29, following a “misinterpretation of a comment in a classroom”¬†at Forestville High School, according to Prince George’s County Schools. Students and parents familiar with the situation say the teacher, who appears beaten and bloody in a photo obtained by News4, made a racially insensitive comment.

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The teacher suffered minor injuries and the student is being disciplined.

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[Editor’s Note: Forestville High School is 92 percent black, 6 percent Hispanic, and 0 percent white.]