A high school student was arrested and charged after a social media video showing her standing on top of a desk and hitting her teacher was posted.
On Monday, Lyneria Lynn Glover, a 17-year-old student at Calhoun County High School in St. Matthews, S.C., allegedly stood on top of her teacher’s desk, trying to kick the elderly man who sat in a chair, while her classmates laughed.
When the teacher stood up, she allegedly smacked him on his head and pushed his shoulders, stomping on the desk.
“Get off the desk,” said the man, adding something inaudible, as Glover sat in his chair and put her feet up on his desk.
Steve Aaron Wilson, the superintendent of Calhoun County Public Schools, tells Yahoo Lifestyle that the Monday video was shocking. “We investigated and suspended the student and recommended her for expulsion,” he says. “The student was out of line — she thought she was playing, but it doesn’t appear so, and she had no business behaving like that.” Wilson says the unnamed teacher is on administrative leave and would not provide further details.
A representative of the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office tells Yahoo Lifestyle that the teen has been charged with public disorderly conduct and third-degree assault and battery, both of which are misdemeanors. If convicted, Glover could be jailed for a period of 30 days for each charge or pay fines.
An official statement from the school was sent to WISTV: “The Calhoun County School District is currently working with local law enforcement agencies involving the situation that occurred at Calhoun County High School on December 3, 2018. The student involved in this incident has been suspended and recommended for expulsion in accordance with board policy. The faculty member involved has been placed on Administrative Leave. The School District of Calhoun County takes the safety of both our students and faculty very seriously and will do everything in our power to ensure their safety.”
A student told the news station, “Calhoun County is a great school, and that’s not what our students are about. I just want everybody to know that. We’re a good school. Our students just don’t need to act like that. We’re a better school than what has been shown on that video.”
Yahoo Lifestyle could not reach the Glover family for comment. A phone number listed for them was disconnected.
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