Horrifying video shows a high school student punching his teacher before putting him in a head lock because he wouldn’t let him go to the bathroom

Yeah, it looks bad… but so is the reporting here. First off, the student is under 16 according to the video. He is a freshman. What he did is really wrong – disobeying a teacher, then taunting him and then punching the teacher after putting him in a headlock and swearing like a sailor at him. However, we don’t know exactly what occurred here. We have an incomplete video and not the full story. The kid has been expelled for 5 days and there will be a hearing. The substitute teacher was not severely injured. I think all the facts need to be in before we throw the book at anyone here. But yep, the kid looks out of control.


The attack on teacher Ron Santavicca at Gorton High School in Yonkers, New York,
was recorded on a cell phone by another student.

From the Daily Mail:

A high school freshman has been caught on video allegedly punching his substitute teacher and putting him in a headlock, because he said he couldn’t go to the bathroom.

The vicious attack on part-time faculty member and football coach Ron Santavicca at Gorton High School in Yonkers, New York, was recorded on a cell phone by another student in the hallway.

The 16-year-old boy, who has not been named, is seen hitting the teacher and swearing as he grabs his head.

Witnesses described how the teacher told the student he could not leave after asking if he could use the restroom – prompting him to react violently.

Senior Rocio Vidao told CBS New York: ‘The teacher was, like, telling him, “Don’t leave,” and then the kid came out of the classroom, and the teacher went after him, and that’s when the kid attacked the teacher.

‘It’s not supposed to be like that, you know. When a teacher says no, it’s supposed to be a no.’

Police were called in to investigate the incident, but the student has not been arrested or charged.

Yonkers School District have however suspended him for five days and have arranged a superintendent’s board meeting, according to NBC New York.

Jairo Veras, a teacher at another school in the area, told the station the attack was troubling.

He has two daughters at the school, one in the same grade as the boy who allegedly attacked the teacher.

‘I don’t see any respect for the teacher, the authority in the school,’ said Veras. ‘It’s a really, really bad situation.’

Mr Santavicca was not injured during the alleged attack and will not be allowed to teach at a school in Yonkers during the investigation.

It doesn’t matter the color or sex of the student. It doesn’t matter the age or size either. Unless there is an overwhelming reason for self-defense of yourself or someone else at the school, this behavior is inexcusable. This was a normally quiet, well-behaved kid and I have no idea what triggered this violent outburst. You can bet there is more to this story than you are seeing by a long shot. The substitute teacher has also been there a long time. I’m sure there are teachers and parents all wrapped up in this one. To be continued I would imagine. Conditions in schools around the US seem to be getting more and more violent. This is another reason to home school. Someone should also ask if the kid is under the care of a psychiatrist and what drugs he is taking. Just saying.

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton is an editor and writer for Right Wing News. She owns and blogs at NoisyRoom.net. She is a Constitutional Conservative and NoisyRoom focuses on political and national issues of interest to the American public. Terresa is the editor at Trevor Loudon's site, New Zeal - trevorloudon.com. She also does research at KeyWiki.org. You can email Terresa here. NoisyRoom can be found on Facebook and on Twitter.

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