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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ret101
ret101

CrazyD, according to the Pittsburgh DOE there are only 18 white students in the school. So there is a very good chance it was non white parents.

readd96
readd96

And then when this child of theirs ends up in jail, they will know where she learned to feel entitled from. PUT DISCIPLINE BACK IN THE SCHOOLS!!!

Colon
Colon

Cell phones are the down fall of society and parenting. NO and I mean NO child needs a cell phone. Parents pay 800 dollars and a monthly bill for these kids to play games on cell phones when they should be using it for a tutor. I cant tell you how many parents cant join PTSA or come in for Parent Teacher Conferences but take their kids phone and WOW THEY ARE AT THE SCHOOL IN 10 MINUTES. Shame Shame Shame

EMS0303
EMS0303

I was getting certified as an EMT years back - no cell phones - a women argued with the Paramedic.
"I have kids that need to get a hold of me"
yeah - she's not an emt - she was to be on the job - not on the phone. Too many people have screwed priorities.

kylie1
kylie1

I actually bought the Yondr phone management system for my classroom. Kids have to put their phones in a pouch which locks but they can keep the pouch with them. It has cut down on cell phone issues 90%. These parents are irresponsible and it is shocking if they have not been arrested. For the record, I support Black Lives Matter, but as a teacher, I am sick of the lack of support from parents.

ronron
ronron

It appears the teacher and student were black.

TabithaAsare
TabithaAsare

Can someone tell me why race is being discussed? Whether black,white,or brown WRONG is WRONG!

tinadup
tinadup

Tabitha, AGREE 100% NO WHERE in this article does it bring up race so I too am confused as to why its in the comments!!!

mdougherty
mdougherty

We wonder why academic standards are so low in the US. We spend more and more money on education, and still don't get a very good return on our investment. There is a very simple, inexpensive solution.

Montrose
Montrose

Parents low life scum. Their child will probably grow up to be an outstanding crim...err citizen.

mdougherty
mdougherty

Try respect!! It is in short supply in our American culture! It cost nothing!!

WildMustang
WildMustang

Cell Phones have no place in schools...major distract er......Theses parents set a sickening example for the children, no wonder we have a bunch of irresponsible uneducated thugs in or High Schools......

Mb12
Mb12

Race should be irrelevant in these things, BUT, Unfortunately when no race is mentioned, it’s usually black on black. If this had been a white parents beating up a black teacher, it would have been pointed out. Just like white cops beating up a black man. It’s the same old story. It happens all the time in the reverse roll but it’s not media worthy. Sad.

BobK
BobK

It has recently been proven that Russians are trolling pages like this to try to stir up racial division. The racist comments on here are so far out of left field (especially the first comment about hanging the daughter) that it wouldn't surprise me if that is where these comments are coming from.

Amabile_Uno
Amabile_Uno

WTH is wrong with parents these days. Did they forget about rules, wait I am asking a dumb question of course they have as they dont know how to parent! They call us to come parent their child when they are out if control! I hope the teacher sues them as well as they get criminal charhes of assault, why to be role models!

FlyDatFlag
FlyDatFlag

Race is being talked about for a number of reasons. First, if it were black on black crime, it wouldn't make the news. Secondly, if Blue Lives Matter is posting it, its logical that the parents were black and the teacher was not.
I believe that most people on this thread would be talking about race if it were white parents down south beating up a black teacher.

unnamed129
unnamed129

In Arizona last year there was a case of kids throwing rocks at passing cars. Quite a few accidents happened, several people were seriously injured, a few killed. When the culprits were finally caught, only one went to jail, and it wasn't the ringleader, who was the son of a wealthy family (and he was not a person of color, but neither were most of the other kids, whose families all had to pay fines.) Just saying that race has little to do with bad behavior. If these parents were responsible parents, their sweet darling would have gotten in trouble for disobeying the rules in class, and they would have discussed the issue with the teacher. Instead they acted like criminals, and need to be treated as such.

OfficerBlue
OfficerBlue

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BlueFriend
BlueFriend

Teachers should be given hazardous duty pay and be allowed to carry a weapon for protection.

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pgh_irish_girl
pgh_irish_girl

It really doesn't matter what race anyone involved is, the point is, It's people like this who give parenting a bad name, not to mention why some kids are they way they are. They see what their parents do and think that it's ok.....well it's not

Dlsgrig
Dlsgrig

Are you kidding me??? This has nothing at all to do with race. Honestly, this is why there is so much racial tension/violence in the world. Anytime there is a situation of ANY kind race is the first thing that people start screaming. Unbelievable.

Icabod
Icabod

As a teacher, I very quickly learned that if you took a cellphone, it had to be rushed to the office. The little darling would call mommy and mommy would be on the phone to the principal. Worse, you'd have a parent at the front desk demanding the phone. If I was very fast, I could call home and get my side told. Not that it did a lot of good, the parent seemed to always take the kids side. BTW the administration always rolled over for the parent.

Garynmike
Garynmike

The parents should be charged with attempted murder and sent to prison.

Momof3kids
Momof3kids

I dont care if they are black, white, red, or purple! This is wrong! All lives matter! The teacher was just doing her job! And why pn earth have they not been arrested?! Craziness!