Iroquois High School teacher involved in viral fight with student resigns

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Iroquois High School teacher involved in an altercation that went viral between a student in October 2019 has resigned.

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According to JCPS spokesperson Renee Murphy, the teacher resigned on January 6.

According to Lt. Colonel Carl Yates with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, the fight allegedly began over a cell phone. Yates says the teacher was trying to get him to put the cell phone away which then escalated.

The 16-year-old student was arrested and charged with third-degree assault.

The teacher, according to Yates, is not being charged.

She has not been identified by the district.

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