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Georgia Student Who Broke Her Teacher's Leg is Sentenced to 1-year in a Youth Detention Center

Tiwana Turner/Fox 5 Atlanta

In January 2023, Tiwana Turner was attacked by a student for the first time in her 27 years as a teacher. The altercation left her with a broken leg and emotional scars. When Tiwana sat down with Fox 5 Atlanta, she explained what led to the fight between her and a 15-year-old female student at Heritage High School in Rockdale County, Georgia. The educator explained during the interview, "She just went off and pulled me down to the floor." "I was in the hospital for six days." The student grew angry because she tried to take her cell phone; Tiwana said, "The cell phones, they're able to bring them to school. It's becoming a huge issue. It's like their livelihood," she said. "You take it away; some of them go berserk."

The teen was sentenced to a juvenile facility for one year, which will follow five years of supervised release after being charged with aggravated battery, according to Fox 5 Atlanta. However, Turner cannot return to work and remains on crutches from her injuries. However, after a video of the altercation went viral, a GoFundMe was quickly set up to provide the teacher with financial relief until she is capable of returning to work. We wish Ms. Turner the best and a speedy recovery. To follow this story and other news, click the link to become a Volume 82 site member.

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May 12, 2023

What is berserk is when we choose teachers over students adults over children, teaching is a Nobel profession spanning the progression of time itself. Go find me like hell. This is gonna be a nightmare for child students everywhere.

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