MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A student at the Tipton County Alternative Learning Center was arrested after police say he assaulted a teacher on Dec. 16.

According to Covington Police, teacher and coach James Comer was assisting on a bus when a student, identified as 18-year-old Shamar Burton, refused to follow bus rules and caused a disturbance.

Burton was asked to get off the bus and agreed to leave with Comer.

Police say Burton allegedly pushed the teacher while he was unlocking the door to the school, causing him to fall and possibly break his arm.

The teacher was taken to the hospital for treatment.

Burton was arrested and charged with aggravated assault.

“We will continue to work with local law enforcement in order to make sure this young man’s actions have the appropriate consequences,” said Tipton County Schools Superintendent John Combs.

Burton is out on a $10,000 bond and scheduled to appear in court in Jan. 2023.