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A New Jersey high school student was arrested and charged with assault for attacking a teacher who confiscated the student’s phone during class.
The attack, which was caught on video and posted to YouTube, shows the student wrestling with the 62-year-old teacher and thrusting him onto the floor. Allegedly, the ninth grader at John F. Kennedy High School in Paterson was angry because the teacher took his phone.
The school’s principal of operations, David Cozart, told the paper that the incident happened during a physics class. He said the teacher apparently confiscated a phone – which belonged to the assailant – from another student. Staff members are allowed to take cellphones if students are using them for other than academic purposes.
A complaint was filed against the student by the district and he has since been suspended from school.
“We took a statement from the teacher…
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