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Students Charged as Teacher Knocked Unconscious at Carver

The incident began when students started turning the classroom lights on and off and throwing things during class.

According to Atlanta Public Schools, the incident is being handled by the police, and the investigation is on-going. Credit: Patch file
According to Atlanta Public Schools, the incident is being handled by the police, and the investigation is on-going. Credit: Patch file
A foreign language teacher at the New Schools at Carver was knocked unconscious at the southeast Atlanta school on Monday.

According to Atlanta Police Officer Kim Jones, three students have been charged with reckless conduct in the incident that began when students started turning the classroom lights on and off and throwing things during class.

At one point when the lights were turned off, the male teacher was struck by an unknown object and knocked unconscious. He was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital for treatment and was later able to provide a statement to the police.

According to Atlanta Public Schools, the incident is being handled by the police, and the investigation is on-going.

Earlier this year, Carver School of the Arts and Carver Early College were named AP Honor Schools by the College Board.

Carver School of the Arts was recognized as an AP Challenge School, a school of 900 or fewer students with students testing in four of the core areas (English, math, science, and social studies).

Carver Early College was recognized as an AP Access and Support School, a school with at least 30 percent of its AP exams taken by students who identified themselves as black and/or Hispanic and 30 percent of all AP exams earning scores of 3 or higher.

AP tests are scored on a scale of 1 to 5. If students score a 3 or above, the grade earned in the AP class counts toward college credit.

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