UPDATE: Police investigate teacher assault

A teacher at Clifton Hunter High School was assaulted last week.

Police confirmed they are investigating reports that a teacher was assaulted on March 1 after a video appeared on Facebook showing a teenager repeatedly shoving a staff member outside the school buildings.

A car was later vandalized at a separate location. The tires were slashed and the phrase “Go Home” was daubed on the side of the vehicle.

Police initially believed the car belonged to the teacher and images of the vehicle were circulated on social media. However the car’s owner told the Cayman Compass Wednesday he was not a teacher and is a Caymanian. He said he could not understand why someone had vandalized his car  in that way.

The video shows the student angrily confronting the staff member and shoving him in the chest. A security guard attempts to intervene and is brushed off by the student, who shoves the teacher again. The security guard again intervenes before the short clip ends.

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It is not clear if the video is the extent of the alleged assault.

Education officials confirmed the incident late Tuesday and said the student had been excluded.

This story has been amended from the original version to include updated information relating to the vandalized car.

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