WEST NORRITON TWP., Pennsylvania (WPVI) — A teacher was injured and a student arrested after a large fight at Norristown Area High School on Wednesday.
Videos circulating online appear to show a number of students struggling in the school corridor while a teacher tries to force them open. The teacher was beaten and taken to Einstein Medical Center.
West Norriton Police are investigating the videos and said a student is now charged with aggravated assault.
“I found it disgusting. I found it sad that teachers come to teach our kids and they get beat up at school,” said Tanea Cole, who lives in Norristown.
Superintendent Christopher Dormer addressed the situation in a letter to parents on Wednesday.
“For the first time in all my years as superintendent, I have decided to address the entire high school student body on the fourth block through the school’s public address system,” Dormer said in a letter.
“All students involved in this incident are subject to the highest school discipline and we are working with local law enforcement to ensure proper criminal charges are brought,” Dormer continued.
The school was closed to students on Friday over an unfounded threat related to the fight, leaving some parents tired of sending their children to school.
“You don’t even want your kid to go to Norristown High, you know? That’s what matters,” said Cole.
The police have not released the name of the accused student because this person is a juvenile.
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