(Daily Caller) – A Gwinnett County School District English teacher suffered a violent attack from one of his students, according to reports and video footage.
The video depicts what seems to be the high school student and the teacher engaging in a short discussion before the student is seen striking the teacher repeatedly with his fists. The student continues to beat the English teacher even after one of his blows forces the latter off his feet, as seen in the video footage.
The teacher received help from a separate student, who can be seen in the video tackling the suspected attacker off of the teacher. The recording also captures a separate student claiming the teacher received a bloody mouth in the altercation.
The teacher’s wife spoke anonymously about her husband’s reported beating to WSB-TV2. She said her husband sustained injuries to the head, as well as a bloody mouth and a feeling of dizziness, the outlet reported.
“I don’t think people should have the crap beat out of them when they go to work,” his wife told WSB-TV2. “I just want the students and the teachers to be safe, because my husband signed up to be a teacher. He loves his job.”
The reported attack happened after the teacher spoke to the student’s parents Monday about his poor classroom performance, according to WSB-TV2. The teacher’s wife said she was thankful her husband’s attack wasn’t worse, and called for better safety measures for students and teachers, the outlet continued.
“I just would like better security. And I would like for a student not have to be the one that pulls another student off of my loved one,” she told WSB-TV2.
The Gwinnett County school board recently faced frustrated parents when the district released numbers showing an increase in violent fights within the school system after it relaxed its policies on violence, 11ALIVE reported.
Gwinnett County Schools experienced a 35% increase in fights across its schools from August through October, compared to the same three months in the 2021-22 school year, the outlet reported. The school board’s numbers found that at the end of the first three months of the 2022-23 school year, there have been 638 fights, according to 11ALIVE.
Discovery High School and Gwinnett County Public Schools did not respond to the Daily Caller’s request for comment.