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Supporters raise $135,000 for teacher who pummeled 14-year-old student who called him the n-word

Nov 8, 2018 by

Maywood Academy High School teacher Marston Riley fights with a student.YouTube

A racial taunt turned a California classroom into the site of a brawl between two unlikely participants last week: a 64-year-old music teacher and a 14-year-old student. Days later, thousands of supporters have flooded a GoFundMe account, raising more than $135,000.

The altercation began at Maywood Academy High School in Maywood, California, when Marston Riley asked a male student, who was improperly dressed and in violation of the school uniform rules, to leave the room, the Sacramento Bee reported. A cellphone video shows the teenager refusing, then throwing a basketball at the teacher, who is black, and saying, “Why you wisecracking, my n—–?”

The Sacramento Bee also reported that Riley appeared to call for backup from school authorities.

Riley then let loose on the boy, reportedly pummeling him repeatedly. Some students looked on or jumped in to break up the fight. Others pulled out smartphones and recorded the brawl.

Source: Supporters raise $135,000 for teacher who pummeled 14-year-old student who called him the n-word | National Post

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