Teacher assaulted at Douglass High School

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- A student at Douglass High School is in police custody.

According to the Memphis Police Department, a student attacked a teacher at the school Tuesday.

According to the police report, the assistant principal asked via the loudspeaker for the student to come to the office.

The student asked the teacher why she had to go and said she didn't do anything.

The teacher then called the assistant principal to say the student was refusing to go, and she again told the student to go to the office.

The teacher said the student argued with her and then pushed her to the ground, jumped on top of her and punched her in the face.

Students who were there said they saw the student push the teacher to the ground but didn't see her punch her.

A school security officer also witnessed the student "going after" the teacher and the teacher pushing her away from her, but he didn't see a punch.

The teacher was taken to the hospital in noncritical condition.

The 17-year-old student was issued a juvenile summons for assault.

SCS said the student will also face disciplinary action from the school.

"We hope the poor decisions of this one student do not overshadow the extraordinary work happening every day at Douglass High," the district said in a statement.

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