PATERSON, N.J. — A ninth-grade student in New Jersey has been arrested after he was videotaped assaulting a teacher in a classroom.
The reason for the attack? The teacher had allegedly taken away the student’s cell phone.
A school official told NorthJersey.com the incident happened during a physics class. The teacher is reportedly 62 years old, the student 16 years old.
The video, which was uploaded to YouTube, shows the teen take hold of the teacher, knocking him into an empty desk before slamming him to the floor.
A classmate recorded the assault, and at the end someone can be heard yelling, “Security.”
None of the other students are seen rushing to the teacher’s defense.
According to NorthJersey.com, school officials said criminal charges were filed after the incident, which reportedly occurred on Tuesday. The student has also been suspended.
The teenager was charged with third-degree aggravated assault.
The incident reportedly began when the teacher confiscated a cell phone — which belonged to the assailant — from another student.