by Molly Daly

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A 41-year-old teacher at George Washington High School has facial injuries and a possible concussion after police say he was attacked by three students in his classroom Monday morning.

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According to police, at 10:05 Monday morning, three students came to the teacher’s classroom door. One pushed in before the man closed it, locking the other two out.

The guy who got in went up to a girl, asked her where his phone was, and rummaged through her book bag.

The teacher went to the classroom security phone, saying he was calling the police, but the kid lunged, grabbed the phone, and- as they struggled- punched the teacher repeatedly in the face.

By then, the teens who’d been locked out managed to get into the classroom.

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Police say they then pushed and held the teacher, while the first student punched him before all three ran out.

They were stopped by school security, and two — one 16, the other 17 — were identified by the teacher.

They’re charged with several offenses, including aggravated and simple assault.


This latest incident comes just weeks after parents, students and school staff held a meeting demanding a safer school. 

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