Posted Tuesday, April 24, 2012 --- 9:45 a.m.
From the Madison Police Department:
04/23/2012 - 9:08 AM
201 S. Gammon Rd. (Madison Memorial High School)
Female, age 15, Madison
Teen was arrested for Battery to School District Official, and Disorderly Conduct.
Female, age 56, Madison
A 15-year-old Memorial High School student was arrested Monday morning after she punched a 56-year-old teacher in the face.
The educator told police the student was being verbally abusive and disruptive, and after being told several times to quiet down and be respectful a private security guard was called to escort the student out of the classroom.
Before leaving the student delivered a blow to the teacher's head.
The suspect claims she got violent because the teacher called her a name.
She also said the teacher can't tell her what to do, and that she would hit the teacher again.
The student was taken to the Juvenile Reception Center.
The teacher suffered pain, but was not seriously injured.
She said she is concerned about the student's escalating, profane, and threatening behavior.