From the Tyler Police Department:
Tyler ISD officials are investigating an incident that occurred at John Tyler High School on Friday, April 19 at approximately 1:45 p.m. Based on preliminary investigation, a male student and teacher were involved in teacher initiated horseplay in a classroom that escalated into an altercation. The teacher has been placed on paid administrative leave and the student has been suspended for three days pending further investigation.
"Our priority is to provide our students and staff with a safe and secure learning environment. We take discipline issues very seriously," said Gary Mooring, Superintendent of Schools. "We are currently investigating this incident to determine not only what happened, but also how we can improve classroom safety."
The administration and police department will continue to investigate the situation and follow District policy in regards to further discipline actions.
Contrary to earlier media reports the teacher was not knocked unconscious. There were no other Tyler ISD students or staff involved in the incident.