Video shows Houston student shoving teacher to the ground

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KHOU.com staff

Posted on May 16, 2014 at 8:58 PM

Updated Friday, May 16 at 9:33 PM

HOUSTON – A 16-year-old boy has been charged with injury to the elderly after cell phone video captured him shoving a substitute teacher at Nimitz High School.

The cell phone video shows the teacher approaching the student twice, and the student pushing against the teacher each time, before he forcefully shoves the woman to the ground.

Aldine Independent School District officials said the incident occurred in a classroom after the substitute teacher confiscated the student’s cell phone.

The student retrieved his cell phone after the teacher fell to the floor, school officials said.

Other students who witnessed the incident immediately reported it to school officials, who called campus police.  

The substitute teacher, who is a retired Aldine teacher, was treated at a local hospital and released.

The student was arrested and charged with injury to the elderly.

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