• Student arrested after slamming teachers hand in door

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    GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga.,None - A Gwinnett County high school teacher had to be rushed to the hospital this week, after a student slammed a classroom door and amputated part of the teacher's finger.

    The ninth-grade Meadowcreek High School student is now facing an aggravated battery charge for the Tuesday incident.

    A school police report obtained by Channel 2 Action News said the student was sent out of the classroom due to a disruption, and after being disciplined by an administrator she " ... went back to the classroom and slammed the door."

    The report goes on to say " ... When the (teacher) tried to stop the door, her hand became caught in the door and the door cut the tips off two of her fingers."

    A 911 call from the school said it looked like one finger "might be amputated."

    School officials confirm the student was acting up, but said the injury came as a result of an accident.

    "While the student did not mean to harm the teacher, this is still an action that we do not tolerate. We will not tolerate anyone injuring our staff members and our teachers in the schools," Gwinnett County Schools spokesman Jorge Quintana said.

    He said the student was arrested and will also face disciplinary action from a school board panel.

    A Meadowcreek High student who witnessed the incident believes it was an accident, but also expressed concern about certain students acting out against teachers.

    "I think it's like the morale or attitude of some of the students towards the teachers," he said.

    But Quintana said there is no security issue at Meadowcreek or any of the district's schools.

    The injured teacher was rushed to the hospital, and Quintana said she is now recovering at home.


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