Student arrested and charged with Simple Assault after fight with Dunbar High teacher

A teacher at Dunbar High School has been placed on administrative leave after an altercation with a student Friday afternoon.

A student was arrested and charged with Simple Assault after the fight with the Dunbar High School teacher.

Exclusive video of the incident sent to FOX 5 appears to show the teacher getting into a fight with the student. At one point during the commotion, the student is seen lying on the ground before the two were separated from each other.

Witnesses tell FOX 5's Rick Boone the dispute was over a cell phone.

The incident is under investigation.

D.C. Public Schools released this statement regarding the incident:

"There was an incident that occurred today at Dunbar High School between a student and a teacher. The incident occurred at about noon. It was an isolated incident and the school followed proper protocols and has taken the appropriate action to maintain the school day and a safe school environment. The teacher involved in the incident has been placed on administrative leave pending further investigation into the incident."

View the exclusive video above. (Warning: Explicit language can be heard. Viewer discretion advised.)

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