COLONIE — Police are investigating an altercation between two students and a faculty member at the South Colonie High School.
In a post on social media, the mother of a student said her son was “attacked” by a “hall monitor/teacher” while he was waiting in line to get his phone back after taking an exam on Monday, June 13.
She said on Facebook that her son and other students were goofing around and the faculty member told them to go to the back of the line.
“I guess they were moving too slow because the adult hall monitor/teacher grabbed my son in the choke hold and then began to punch him in the face,” she wrote.
She said the student was brought to the hospital to determine if there were “facial fractures.”
The district, in a note to parents on its website said the altercation, at about 10:25 a.m., involved “two students and one staff member.”
“Colonie Police and EMS were called to the scene,” according to the statement. “After initial medical evaluation no one was in need of additional treatment offsite. The investigation is currently ongoing and the district will continue to work with the Colonie Police Department as needed.”
Colonie police Lt. Daniel Belles said the department is currently investigating and it is too “early to say if anyone, students or staff, will face charges.”