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Phoenix substitute teacher accused of assaulting student

PHOENIX — Police are investigating a substitute teacher who allegedly threw a student to the ground during an altercation.

Fox 10 reported the altercation between the unidentified student and the teacher, Brett Russell, took place at Bernard Black Elementary, near Southern and 27th avenues. Other students captured the incident on video.

The boy admitted to calling Russell a racial slur prior to being thrown to the ground.

“I don’t care what words comes out of a child’s mouth,” the boy’s mother told the station. “No one should ever put their hands on a child like that, it’s unacceptable. I want to press charges. I want him arrested.”

Police said they are investigating.

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