Teacher suffers concussion trying to break up school fight

Teacher suffers concussion trying to break up school fight

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Police arrested two girls after investigators say they punched a Nettleton High School teacher multiple times in the head, leaving her with a concussion.

The fight, according to the initial incident report, happened Friday following several messages and comments made on Facebook between the two female suspects, ages 14 and 16.

The two girls began arguing in class then one ran "to the back of the room to physically confront" the other.

Once the two girls started physically fighting, a teacher across the hallway heard the commotion and ran into the room, the report stated.

The 28-year-old teacher told police the two girls were "pulling each other's hair as well as punching each other in the face and head with closed fists" when she tried to break up the fight.

Once she separated the two suspects, the girls "continued to throw punches," hitting the teacher in the back and side of the head. Witnesses told police the woman received 5-10 punches to her head.

More teachers entered the room and managed to separate the girls until the three principals arrived and took them to the main office.

The teacher's husband took her to a local doctor's office for treatment of her injuries. According to the report, she suffered a concussion.

Police arrested both students and took them to the Craighead County Juvenile Detention Center where they were charged with second-degree battery and disorderly conduct.

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