A Bibb County teacher has been placed on administrative leave after a physical altercation with a student.
A 15-year-old boy was wandering around his seventh-period classroom at Rutland High School Thursday afternoon and refused to sit down after his teacher asked him to do so. The male teacher "shoved the student back into his seat," according to an email from Stephanie Hartley, the district's communications director.
After apologizing to the student, the teacher told him he could shove him back after class. They went into a restroom after school at 2:35 p.m., and the student "hit the teacher one time forcefully," Hartley said.
No injuries were reported, and the teacher is on administrative leave while the incident is investigated.
Parents were notified of the episode through the district's phone message system Friday morning.