IPS: Teacher suffers broken jaw after assault from student

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Update: According to an IPS spokesman, the teacher’s jaw was broken in two places. He’s out of the hospital and will need surgery Saturday to fix his broken jaw.

Earlier: INDIANAPOLIS – An Indianapolis Public Schools teacher was transported to the hospital Friday afternoon following an altercation involving a freshman student.

The incident occurred at John Marshall High School, located at 10101 E. 38th Street.

IPS spokesperson John Althardt said the teacher was taken to Community North after being punched multiple times in the face by a 9th-grade student. The teacher sustained minor injuries and complained of pain to his jaw.

Fox59 was told the teacher dismissed the student from class and sent him to the principal’s office.  When the student returned, IPS officials said he attacked the teacher in the hallway and punched him several times, before another student broke the fight up.

The student was arrested in connection with the fight.

IPS police officers are currently investigating.

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