A teacher was punched to the ground and kicked in the stomach by a 15-year-old student in a classroom assault at John Gray High School.
The Year 11 student has been suspended from school, according to police investigating the incident.
The teacher suffered a “burst lip” in the attack but did not require hospital treatment.
Shirley Wahler, chief education officer for the Cayman Islands, said the school took swift disciplinary action in the wake of the assault at John Gray on March 26. She said the matter had been referred to the police and charges had been filed against the student.
“A male Year 11 student engaged in disruptive and aggressive behavior in class, culminating in an assault on the classroom teacher. A security guard was called, intervened in the confrontation and removed the offending student,” Ms Wahler said in a statement to the Compass.
She said incident had been dealt with “in accordance with the school’s behavior policy” but declined to say precisely what action had been taken.
According to police, the teacher was initially threatened with a pencil after attempting to speak to the boy about his disruptive behavior in class.
“The teacher continued to request that the student sit and do class work, but was ignored and the disruptive behavior continued, causing the teacher to open the classroom door and ask the student to leave,” police said in a statement.
“When he was exiting through the door, he punched the teacher in his face, which burst his lip. The teacher then fell to the ground where the student proceeded to kick him in his stomach.
“The student has been suspended from school. The matter was reported to the police and is currently being investigated.”