UPDATE: Superintendent says student attacked teacher at Carlisle High School


CARLISLE, Pa. (WHTM) – A student was taken into police custody after attacking a teacher, according to the Carlisle Area School District.

A video circulating on social media taking place in the halls of what students and parents claim to be Carlisle High School appears to show the attack.

The video starts with what looks like a student assaulting another student from behind.

When a teacher attempts to stop the fight, the video shows the student attacking, punching, and dragging the teacher while other students look on.

Three school district employees confirm the incident to ABC27 and say the video was recorded in a hallway inside the high school.

In a statement, the superintendent of the Carlisle Area School District, Christina Spielbauer, says:

“On Friday afternoon, an altercation occurred between two female students at the High School. When a teacher attempted to intervene, one of the students involved turned and attacked the teacher. The teacher was not seriously injured. No other students or staff were injured. Carlisle Police arrived at the building and took the student into custody. The student faces criminal charges and will be disciplined consistent with the Student Code of Conduct and Board Policy. The District will take all appropriate action against this student. This isolated and unfortunate incident is not reflective of our student body or school environment. The Carlisle Area School District takes the safety and security of all students and staff very seriously, and actions of this nature will not be tolerated.”

Carlisle Police say they responded to an incident at the school, and released the following statement:

“Carlisle Police Department is aware of the situation and, in conjunction with the Carlisle Area School District, has taken appropriate action. It is the policy of the Carlisle Police Department not to comment on incidents involving juveniles. All questions should be referred to the Carlisle Area School District.”

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