Student charged with assault after fighting high school teacher

PHILADELPHIA, PA (WCMH) — A viral video shows a Pennsylvania  high school English teacher in a violent fight with a student.

According to KYW, the student is now facing charges and police say it started after he was late for class.

According to police, the 16-year-old student was late for class, which caused an argument between him and the teacher.

Witnesses said after the first period ended, fists were raised and the student threw the first punch. But video shows both participating in the fight.

After the video was posted to social media, the student was charged with aggravated assault, the teacher has not been charged.

Police say the teacher tried to call security from his classroom but was unable to get help, and had to get stitches after the fight. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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