Social media video shows fight between student, teacher that has parents upset

Posted at 10:37 PM, May 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-24 22:37:39-04

7 Action News has social media video of a fight between a student and a teacher at a Detroit School.

The incident happened on Monday at Dossin Elementary-Middle School.

The student involved is 14 years old.  You can see him push past the teacher on the video and then the teacher push the student, then the student retaliates and full brawl breaks out.

In another report, 7 Action News told you about students who tried to break up the fight and in turn are now also facing disciplinary action.

Ebony Chatman said her son is at the center of the fight, she said he knows he should never be physical, she’s also very concerned about the teacher’s reaction and the school’s response, she said the principal said the teacher was restraining her son.

"You told me that he was being restrained, that's not what happened, there's no restraining at all,” said Chatman.

She said her son also has ADHD and IED, or Intermittent Explosive Disorder.

She said she’s gone to the school on multiple occasions to talk with educators and a social worker about what needs to happen in the classroom so her son can stay calm.

"I was under the impression that all the people involved in his educational care understand what needs to take place as far as his IEP,” said Chatman.

The teacher has since been back to school, while her son and other students are not allowed back, while the investigation by the school continues.

The district released this statement:

"Detroit Public Schools Community District will not tolerate violent behavior towards students or staff. We are investigating the alleged incident and will swiftly administer the appropriate discipline."