A high school teacher is on leave in Barnstable, Massachusetts, after appearing to slam a student to the ground in a video.
According to Barnstable Public Schools, the teacher "inappropriately physically intervened in a matter between two students" around 8:15 a.m. Thursday at Barnstable High School.
The video, which was shared on Snapchat, appears to show the teacher knocking a student's head into a filing cabinet.
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"The teacher exhibited actions contrary to the values and expectations of Barnstable Public Schools, and has been placed on administrative leave," the district said in a message to the school community.
School officials did not reveal the identity of the teacher.