Pittsburgh Teacher Dragged From Car, Seriously Beaten By Student's Parents, For Disciplining Student

A Pittsburgh teacher was followed and assaulted by the parents of a student, after taking a cell phone away from her in class on Wednesday.

Pittsburgh, PA - A Pittsburgh Public School teacher was seriously injured Wednesday afternoon after being followed and then assaulted by the parents of one of her students.

The violent incident started as the teacher, age 46, was leaving her school, Martin Luther King Accelerated Learning Academy PreK-8.

The teacher was on her way home when the attack occurred, according to CBS Pittsburgh.

Earlier on Wednesday, the teacher, whose name was not released, took a cell phone from a student in her class.

The student was using the cell phone in class, which is not allowed.

The student, who was not identified, told her parents, according to 'sources', and the student's mother told the teacher that they were going to "get even."

The student's parents were waiting on the teacher when she left the school.

The parents, who were not identified, followed the teacher in a black SUV. When she got near the West End Bridge, near the intersection of Route 65, the couple got out of the SUV and approached her.

The teacher rolled down her window, according to TribLive, as the woman threw a brick at her. Both of the parents then pulled the teacher from her vehicle and began to beat her.

The teacher was taken by ambulance to Allegheny General Hospital, where she is being treated for "facial injuries and lost teeth." She is listed in stable condition.

It's not known if the parents have been taken into custody.

No further details have been released.

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(!) unfinished - hit wrong key) - a responsibility to be upright citizens, morally responsible for their own lawful place in society and responsible for the safe-keeping of others. Since when did attacking someone over an issue like this become morally correct? What are they defending their child against? Learning how to behave correctly while at school? The parents are the real uneducated people in this scenario. How did we ever get to this generation?

This is why our prisons are filled with young inmates...they are raised to use violence for problem solving and do not learn to respect themselves or anyone else.

In some schools in ks. we have to leave our phones in lockers or baskets in the rooms. some other schools let you have them with you but you are not to use them unless it is for 911 only. I feel The Parents should go to jail and the kid needs to go to juv. the whole thing is disturbing and uncalled for.

These two would have been carried away with the first threat to my life. It's a shame teachers cannot protect themselves.

It's also a shame that teachers should have to protect themselves. Has America adopted the 3rd world mentality?