Los Angeles teacher, Marston Riley, arrested after fight with racist student caught on film - TheGrio (blog)

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A Southern California teacher was arrested on Friday after a 14-year-old student was caught on tape. Marston Riley, 64 is a teacher at Maywood Academy High School, Los Angeles, and he came to blows with a student who reportedly because he was not wearing the clean uniform.

The boy refused to leave the classroom and reportedly threw at Riley before the fight ensued.

The two exchanged punches for a bit before students and a resource officer pulled them apart. The boy ended up on the ground with riley to throw punches at him. The student was reportedly assigned to moderate injuries.

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Several students filmed the incident and the student used profanity and racial slurs against the teacher.

"I think it was both of their faults, as the teacher and student," student Enrique Deharo told ABC. "I was scared for the kid, and partly for the teacher, too."

Other students described the toe's bad behavior.

"I felt, like, a little bothered, because you know, it's child or racist," student Ivan Valencia said.

"We are extremely disturbed by the Maywood Academy High School," the Los Angeles Unified School District said in a statement. "We take this matter very seriously and do not condone violence or intolerance of any kind. Los Angeles Unified is cooperating with law enforcement in investigating this incident. Crisis counselors and additional School Police patrols will be held on Monday to support our students and staff. "

The teacher, Marston Riley, was arrested and charged with child abuse. He was released on Saturday after posting and is schedule for arraignment on November 30.