From EAG News:
DETROIT – A Detroit middle school student faces possible expulsion after a fight with her teacher that was recorded by a student and broadcast on the news.
Mackenzie Elementary-Middle School seventh-grader Diamonique Singleton told Fox 2 Detroit her teacher, Ms. Burns, was upset students where throwing paper in class. A student allegedly called Burns a bi*** and Singleton laughed.
Burns apparently didn’t think it was so funny.
“That’s when she got in front of me,” Singleton said. “Saying I’m a ‘b; and she started calling me ‘b’ and I said ‘No, I didn’t even say that.’ She was like, ‘OK, b, you got me f’d up.’”
Singleton said she tried to walk away, but the situation quickly escalated.
“I pushed her hand away again then she pushed me,” Singleton told Fox. “I pushed her back and we started fighting.”
Singleton said the fight lasted “a couple of seconds.”
The video released by the news site shows Singleton and Burns nose to nose before the teacher shoves the girl in the shoulder with her left arm, which Singleton brushes away. The teacher shoves again, and again Singleton brushes it aside. The two then lock arms and start swinging on each other, with both appearing to land multiple blows before tumbling to the floor.
Singleton’s sister, Shamika, faults the teacher for the brawl.
“She put her hand on someone else’s child, without permission,” Shamika said. “She lost control of her classroom, the situation, herself, everything, she just lost control.