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.