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Fight between Rockdale County teacher, student caught on camera

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ROCKDALE COUNTY, GA (CBS46) -

A fight between a Salem High School teacher and a student was caught on camera and posted on social media.

In the video, you can see the Rockdale teacher, later identified as D'Andre Jenkins, holding down the student with force. Students can be heard in the background saying "Stop" and calling for help.

After a few seconds, another student pulls Jenkins from holding down the student as he breaks free.

Witnesses say Jenkins asked the student to move for a group assignment, he refused and allegedly told Jenkins to "shut the f--- up." The student then got out of his seat and stormed towards Jenkins as if he was going to attack him.

The report doesn't confirm who threw the first punch, but in his own words, Jenkins says he remembers swinging and ducking to avoid being hit before taking the student to the ground. The student does admit to kicking Jenkins.

CBS46 showed the video to parents who did not know about the altercation, and they were speechless but furious this even happened at their kids' school.

The school district tells CBS46 Jenkins is no longer a teacher at the school.

Jenkins has not been arrested. We are working to find out if he will face any charges. A court hearing has been scheduled for November 20.

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