A black teacher, Marston Riley, was charged with child abuse after punching a 14-year-old black student for saying the n-word in Maywood Academy High School in Los Angeles on Nov. 2.
The 64-year-old educator posted a $50,000 bail, while his victim was discharged from hospital with “moderate” injuries, notes RT.com.
The incident reportedly began when Riley demanded the student leave the class for failing to wear the proper uniform.
The student challenged Riley and called him “my n*gga” and “b*tch.”
Riley walked away from the student, and began calling for help on his cell phone, but after the student went on another tirade, Riley launched the first punch.
The beating is nonstop, with the teacher wailing on the student, even using an object, perhaps his phone, to pummel the boy to the ground. Students and an adult try to pull the student away, but the teacher is relentless — the student struggled to escape.
One of the students recalled the beating to KCBS:
I was scared for the kid, and partly for the teacher too. It was just back and forth, back and forth, and then the teacher just decided to throw a punch and that’s when everything happened.
A legal defense fund was set up for Riley on GoFundMe where people have contributed more than $25,000, reports RT.com.