A confrontation between a 14-year-old boy and his 64-year-old teacher turned violent after the boy reportedly hurled racial epithets and profanity at the teacher.
Students in the music class of teacher Marston Riley at Maywood Academy High School in Southeast Los Angeles videotaped the confrontation on their cell phones. According to KTLA, students said Riley had asked the boy to leave the class because he wasn’t wearing the correct uniform. The boy reputedly refused to leave the class, and that’s when it got ugly.
Videotape shows the boy throw a basketball at Riley, prompting him to pull out his cell phone to ask for help. The boy allegedly continued to hurl profanity and the “n-word’ at Riley, who then punched him.
Student: You got me f***ed up n****, you got me f***ed up, bro. Why you say you’re gonna beat my a**? Wassup?”
Teacher: “I won’t, I won’t.”
Student: “Why your voice cracking, my n****? Yeah walk the f*** back … why you shaking bro?”
From there it just erupted. The beating is nonstop, with the teacher wailing on the student, even using an object, perhaps his phone, to pummel the boy to the ground. Students and an adult try to pull the student away, but the teacher is relentless — the student struggled to escape.
Another student told CBS Los Angeles: “I was scared for the kid, and partly for the teacher too. It was just back and forth, back and forth, and then the teacher just decided to throw a punch and that’s when everything happened,.”
As Reported By The Daily Mail:
The entire fight lasted about 30 seconds and the boy was only able to land one punch on the teacher. Riley was arrested at 2.30pm and was held on $50,000 bail. According to online records, he was bonded out of custody. The student is believed to be unharmed and was taken to a hospital after the incident.