INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Indianapolis Metropolitan police arrested a 16-year-old Franklin High School teen after he allegedly punched his science teacher Tuesday morning.
According to an Indianapolis Metropolitan police report, the high school freshman principal called police around 7:55 a.m. after he witnessed a student punch the teacher in the face.
Police say the incident was caught on a school security camera.
When an officer asked the student if he punched the teacher, he said "yes, like three of four times." He also told police he hit the teacher because he got in trouble on Monday for talking back to a teacher and for wearing some jewelry. His said his mother took away his Xbox, his Beats headphones and cell phone. He said he hit the closest teacher because he was mad that all of his electronics were taken away, the report said.
The teen told police he hit the teacher because if he hit another student, he may not have stopped or "would have put them to sleep," the report said.
The student was suspended from school for 10 days pending expulsion.The student was arrested for battery and disorderly conduct. He was taken to the Juvenile Detention Center.
The teacher was checked out by medics and complained of jaw pain.
"This was an unprovoked attack", said Superintendent of Franklin Township Community School Corporation Flora Reichanadter.
This marks the second time in four days a student attacked a teacher.
Last week police arrested a student at John Marshal after he punched a teacher.
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