A California school teacher was captured in a video where he seemed to punch his student repeatedly after the student used N-word against him. Now the charges against the teacher have been dropped on Monday.
Marston Riley, the 65-year-old teacher, was all over the Internet after he repeatedly punched his student last year. On Monday, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office decided to dissolve the child abuse case against the school teacher. Thanks to Riley’s clean record and nice behavior after the episode, the authorities decided not to press any charges against the man.
Marston Riley was forced to retire from his teaching career at the Maywood Academy High School near Los Angeles following his arrest in November 2018.
The video that got viral was captured by a mobile phone. It shows Marston Riley standing up against the 14-year-old boy in front of the whole class. He then makes his move and punches at him. The student, too, doesn’t just only take the shot but also retaliates. He smacks his teacher that makes the situation worse. The 14-year-old ends up banged on the classroom floor. The 14-year-old repeatedly used racial slurs against his teacher, particularly the N-Word, that made him agitated.
After the video got viral, many parents and students took the teacher’s side. They told that the 14-year-old provoked the teacher to lose his temper after throwing the racial slurs. Most of the viewers blamed the 14-year-old.
After his arrest, he was made to take a 10-week anger management course, which he completed. This actually helped him to drop the charges. $190,000 was raised for the 65-year-old teacher following his arrest.