Student assaults teacher at Dayton elementary school

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DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Police were called to the Belle Haven Elementary School after a report of a student assaulting a teacher.

The incident happened around 11:30 Thursday morning.

According to a police report, the student told police her teacher pushed her down so she punched the teacher in the face.

The teacher told police the juvenile was arguing with another student and she stepped in to remove the other student away from the juvenile. The teacher then said the juvenile threw a dictionary at the student and attacked the teacher while she was taking the other student out of the classroom.

Officers asked the juvenile why she punched the teacher and the juvenile replied, “because I was angry,” according to the report.

The juvenile was taken to the Montgomery County Juvenile Justice Center on charges of felony assault. 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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