Riley Marston, 64, a teacher at Maywood Academy High School, was arrested Friday after a physical confrontation with a student during class broke out.
The fight, that was caught on camera by students, was allegedly a dispute over a school uniform, CBSLA reported. In the clip, the 64-year-old teacher is seen striking the student.
While the fight was going down, two women are seen attempting to stop the altercation between the music teacher and the student. The freshman allegedly spewed racial names at Marston, who is of African American descent, NBC4 reported.
Riley was arrested at the school and charged with suspicion of committing cruelty against a child. The student was treated at a local hospital for his injuries. The East Los Angeles Sheriff’s Station is actively investigating the case.