Forgive the crude language, but WTF is happening in Jefferson County Public Schools?

Maybe you saw the classroom fight between a JCPS student and teacher, captured on a viral cellphone video taken by another student. The 14-year-old student and teacher were standing toe-to-toe, and the teacher can be heard asking “You think I’m afraid of you?” The student then pushed her. The teacher rushed forward and screams, “Get your fucking hands off me” and pushed the student to the ground, clearing out several desks and chairs. Punches were thrown by both.

The student was arrested, and the teacher probably should be charged, as well, if the video is any measure.

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Trust, Legitimacy

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