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A 15-year-old girl accused of throwing a chair that clobbered a Michigan high school teacher in the head and knocked her to a classroom floor, resulting in the victim's hospitalization, has been arrested and charged with felonious assault, WJRT-TV reported.
What are the details?
Thursday's incident at Southwestern Classical Academy in Flint was captured on video, the station said.
The viral clip shows two female students yelling at each other, after which one of them picks up a desk chair and throws it, WJRT reported. The chair hits the teacher in the head, and the teacher falls the floor.
Flint Police Chief Terence Green said the school resource officer was called to break up a fight between two female juniors and found the teacher lying on the floor with head injuries, the station said.
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Both students were arrested, and prosecutor David Leyton authorized two counts of felonious assault against the girl who threw the chair, WJRT said.
Flint Community Schools Superintendent Kevelin Jones said the teacher was released from the hospital the same day, is "doing well," and is expected to return to work, MLive said.
“The resilience and dedication displayed by this educator are truly commendable,” Jones wrote in a statement, according to the outlet.
Jones added that many students, fellow teachers, and members of the school community have been supporting the injured teacher, MLive added.
“They consider this teacher a hero, and we share in their sentiment,” Jones also wrote, the outlet added.
Jones told MLive the student who threw the chair will be held accountable according to the law and the Flint Community Schools Code of Conduct — although it's still unclear what discipline might be employed.
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Dave Urbanski is a senior editor for Blaze News.