TYLER TEXAS — The John Tyler High School teacher involved in an altercation with a student last month will remain employed with the district.

Tyler ISD Director of Communications Dawn Parnell said Monday appropriate disciplinary action was taken and law enforcement teacher Jermain Montgomery is still employed. Parnell would not say what the disciplinary action was.

After video showing the incident circulated on social media, Montgomery was placed on leave on May 25 while the district investigated. The video, which was posted on Instagram but later was taken down, showed Montgomery twice shoving a student in his classroom.

In an interview with KYTX CBS19, Montgomery said the student was a young man he had been mentoring through his church.

He said the young man attended service two days later and they reconciled. Video from the church service shows Montgomery and the young man embracing.

During the interview, Montgomery said he hopes to keep mentoring young men through Omega Ministries International.

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