Video of a ninth-grade student assaulting a teacher during physics class at John F. Kennedy High School in Paterson, New Jersey led to the student’s arrest and suspension from school, but the mainstream media has deliberately covered up an important detail in the matter.

The clip, which has been posted on YouTube, shows the unidentified freshman body slamming a 62-year-old teacher to the classroom floor as other students stood by. The student was charged with third-degree assault.

The teacher was white; the student was black.

The dispute arose when the teacher confiscated the student’s cellphone per school rules that prohibit student use of the devices for “other than educational purposes” in class.

Eventually, one of the unseen students in the video clip called for help from security, which was heard via the classroom intercom system. Neither the teacher or the student was named in statements from the school district or the police.

A district spokeswoman called the incident “upsetting,” adding that “the safety of our students and staff is our top priority.”

She did not comment on how the student’s safety was jeopardized as he attacked the older teacher, but expressed disappointment that “the other kids in the classroom didn’t help the teacher out.”

The president of the Paterson Education Association teachers’ union said the teacher, has been a member of the faculty since 2003.

The union is contemplating filing a complaint contesting the decision by the district’s medical provider that found the teacher fit to return to class.

“I don’t know how that’s possible, said Peter Tirri, president of the Paterson Education Association. “It’s clear that this man was body slammed with the kid on top of him and it’s clear that his head hit a desk as he was going down.”

A retired teacher from the school commented that the teacher “never even defended himself. “That just shows how much teachers are afraid of losing their job.”

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