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Proctor student accused of punching teacher in the face

By WKTV News

(WKTV) - A 15-year-old Proctor High School student is charged for allegedly beating a teacher, Utica police say.

Police aren't releasing the student's name because of his age, but officials say the teen punched the teacher several times in the face on Thursday.

According to authorities, a male teacher asked a disruptive student to sit down. The student then allegedly chest bumped the teacher before pushing him down and punching him repeatedly in the face. The student, who is black, is accused of calling the white teacher the "N-word."

The student's felony assault case will move through Oneida County Family Court. The teacher has returned to work.

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