Teacher at Lake Travis High School assaulted by student
Lake Travis High School says a teacher was assaulted on campus by a student on Monday afternoon.
In a letter to parents, Principal Gordon Butler says they believe the assault to be an isolated incident.
Due to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), Butler says no further information can be released about the student at this time.
Clay Jackson said he was one of the closest people to an attack that happened to his teacher on Monday afternoon. Multiple students who were in the class say the student who threw the punches was a classmate upset with the teacher over his grade.
"He originally said f*** you, why did you do this? He didn't say it until he hit her," said Jackson.
Jackson said the teacher was sitting down just before the attack and the entire thing happened in just 15 seconds.
"They both fell and he kept hitting her while she was on the ground. I ran over and pulled him off and held him back until an assistant teacher came," said Jackson.
In the moments after, Jackson said he gave a statement to police. The Travis County Sheriff's Office is now investigating.
Giovanni Romo said he was also in the class that day. He said the teacher was "balled up" to protect herself during the attack.
"She's a younger teacher, she's on our level with everything. She's really cool and understanding," said Romo.
"She's is just an amazing person, she's very funny, she's very caring about her job and she does everything in her ability to help her students out," said Jackson.
Lake Travis ISD said because of student and privacy laws, the district isn't able to comment on the condition of the teacher, student discipline or the teacher's work status.
The district did say this is an isolated incident. An email was also sent to parents notifying them of the assault.