A teacher was caught in the middle of a fight between middle school students, and the whole thing was captured on camera.
The incident apparently happened at Rome Middle School in Floyd County, Georgia. The cell phone video shows the teacher standing in the middle of two students fighting, and because of her position, she is caught in the crossfire and repeatedly slapped.
School officials have stated that they are aware of the incident, but no further comment has been made. The circumstances surrounding the fight and the video are therefore still unknown.
However, residents who saw the video, which was uploaded to YouTube, have expressed their shock over the fight.
“That’s a very unfortunate situation, unfortunate for that teacher to get caught up in that,” said resident Rosemary Ringer.
“People just taking things into their own hands and not stopping, taking a breath, assessing the situation,” said resident Abby Holcomb, adding that it was indicative of a larger problem of violence that teachers are currently facing.
“I know my daughter went to school for early childhood and once she got in the classroom and saw the behavior of the students, she said, ‘It’s not for me,’ and she took another avenue and I can’t blame her.”