The fight stemmed from an argument in the classroom, according to police, but ended with a violent confrontation.
In the video, the unidentified 16-year-old is seen throwing the first punch. Austin Augustine, a senior at Lincoln, said:
“I don’t think he was trying to swing,” Augustine said of the teacher. “I saw him throw one punch, but the kid was throwing a lot of punches.”
Philadelphia Police have charged the 16-year-old student with aggravated assault. The teacher was not charged.