Both student and teacher charged in fight at Rocky Mount High School
ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. (WITN) - Police have charged both a student and a teacher for a fight at Rocky Mount High School that was posted on social media.
Xaviera Steele, a substitute teacher, was charged with simple assault, as was the student through a juvenile petition.
Police said no injuries were reported.
A video posted on social media showed the student confronting a teacher with the two ending up in a fight on the floor of the classroom. Steele was on top of the girl during the video.
The teacher was released on a written promise to appear in court.
“Mrs. Steele is an employee of Kelly Services, which is a contracted vendor that provides substitutes for Nash County Public Schools,” the school system said in a statement. “Her eligibility to continue employment will be determined by the outcome of the pending investigation.”
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