A teacher has been arrested for allegedly pulling the hair of a 12-year-old student.
The teacher is said to have pulled the student’s hair during an altercation at a Connecticut magnet school last week, marking the fourth teacher arrested in the district since November, according to reports.
Police responded to a reported assault at the King/Robinson Inter-district Magnet School in New Haven around 3:45 p.m. Feb. 1.
During their investigation, officers said the student accused her teacher of pulling her by her hair, according to WTNH.
Jennifer Wells-Jackson, a 49-year-old veteran school teacher, was charged with risk of injury to a minor and second-degree breach of peace.
Video appears to show the teacher holding onto 12-year-old Destinique James’ hair behind her as several other students scream around her before she lets go.
The student was not seriously injured and declined medical attention, police said.