MAYWOOD, Calif. (CNN) – A teacher decks a student and the two go at each other in a horribly disturbing fist fight all of this unfolding in band class in front of a room full of mortified students – some of them recording this stunning scene with their phones.
The beating is nonstop with the teacher wailing on the student even using an object – maybe a phone – to pummel the kid to the ground. Students and an adult try pulling the student away, but the teacher is relentless and the student can’t escape.
Two students were in the room when this all went down and they said the fight began when the teacher told the student he was not wearing the proper school uniform. The student responded with a tirade of racist profanity.
Students identify the teacher as Marston Riley. At his Orange County home his wife said she had not spoken with her husband.
The fallout from the video is just beginning and parents are furious.
The teacher was arrested. The district says the issue is a personnel matter and did not release a statement. Multiple parents and students said this teacher had another major incident involving another student in a prior year. The district would not respond to questions pertaining to an alleged prior incident.