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Southwest High student suspended after confrontation caught on camera

Posted at 3:53 PM, Apr 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-25 20:14:05-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - The Sweetwater School District has suspended one of the girls involved in the fiery confrontation caught on camera at Southwest High School.

10News learned video from the altercation at the school April 19 has been shared across social media. It is being examined by both the Sweetwater Union High School District and the San Diego Police Department.

One of the students in the video spoke to 10News and shared her side of the story that has gone viral.

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The unnamed student said the teacher thought she and her friends were about to fight in a campus bathroom. She told 10News the teacher tried blocking the door so the students could not leave the bathroom.

"My friends tried pulling the door and that's when she [the teacher] pushed my friend and she hit her head on the wall," the student said.

The student told 10News Wednesday, the school suspended her.

Sweetwater Union High School District officials say they can't confirm the suspension but they did confirm the teacher, who is not being identified, is still placed on leave.