A high school teacher in the Atlanta area has been charged with battery for allegedly shoving a 14-year-old student to the ground in front of his classmates, local officials said.
Marquett Thinn, 44, was seen on video pushing a male student to the ground during an argument in a room full of students at Salem High School in Conyers, Georgia, the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.
In an edited cell phone video provided to an international media station by the sheriff’s office, Thinn can be heard yelling at the student and then appears to push him to the ground, according to the sheriff’s office.
The 14-year-old reportedly complained of wrist pain resulting from the assault, the sheriff’s office said.
Cindy Ball, a spokesperson for the Rockdale school district revealed that Tuesday was Thinn’s last day of employment as a teacher and noted she could not comment further on personnel matters.