Apparently, the remark was misinterpreted by the student and left this High School teacher bloodied and beaten.
A high school teacher was left covered in blood last week after he was punched by a male student over a perceived racist remark.
The teacher at Forestville High in Maryland, who was not identified by officials but named as James Hemmen on social media, suffered minor injuries after being attacked by the teen.
The school characterized the incident last Thursday as a ‘misinterpretation of a comment’ during class but some students and parents said the teacher made a racially-insensitive remark.
Prince George’s County Public Schools told Daily Mail Online on Tuesday that the district was unable to comment on the consequences related to the incident to protect student and teacher confidentiality.
The student is to be disciplined for the attack, according to NBC, with authorities adding that this was an isolated incident and there was no need to increase security at the school.
It was not clear on Tuesday if the student would face criminal charges over the attack.
According to a school district spokeswoman: ‘On January 29, a misinterpretation of a comment in a classroom at Forestville High School resulted in an assault against a teacher.
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