A Georgia high school student is facing criminal charges for allegedly assaulting her teacher in a viral video, and a friend of the teacher claims she cannot walk due to leg and knee injuries.
The attack occurred last Thursday at Rockdale County’s Heritage High School. Tiwana Turner, the teacher who broke her leg in the attack, has worked in the school system for 27 years, according to WSB-TV. After the incident, the female attacker was taken to the Juvenile Detention Center, and the school district said in a statement that she had been suspended from school and is facing criminal charges. Turner’s friend, Jean Cannon, and several others set up a GoFundMe account to cover her medical expenses, stating that she would not be able to return to work and would require rehabilitation and therapy.
“On the morning of Thursday, January 26, 2023, Ms. Turner was covering another class in lieu of her co-worker’s absence. When Ms. Turner attempted to redirect the off-task behavior of one of the students, the student proceeded to physically attack her. During the attack, Ms. Turner was thrown to the ground and sustained multiple injuries. She is currently hospitalized with knee and leg injuries, and is unable to walk. She will not be returning to work anytime soon, and she will require extensive rehabilitation and therapy.”
The news outlet said in a previous report that Turner is known as a good teacher among the student body but one student who witnessed the incident said she reportedly talks to them with “aggression.”
“It wasn’t scary, it was shocking. She’s a pretty good teacher, but how she talks, she talks with aggression. How she talks to kids is not a proper way to talk to them.”
In the video clip, the student said she attacked Turner because she allegedly said something about her mother, which led to an intense confrontation.
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