District Attorney

Student Charged in Assault of Allentown Teacher

A 16-year-old student has been charged with a felony count of aggravated assault and a misdemeanor of recklessly endangering another person after she allegedly pushed a teacher during a pep rally, according to Lehigh County District Attorney James B. Martin.

The Dieruff High School student allegedly pushed the 51-year-old teacher, causing her to fall down steps, during a pep rally at the school on November 6th. The teacher then tried to take the students ID card. The student responded by punching the teacher in the left shoulder. The teacher was trying to control a group of students who were trying to go down the bleachers.

The teacher was taken to a hospital for treatment to injuries to her back, shoulder, arm, and right jaw.

A juvenile hearing is set for Monday before a Lehigh County Judge.

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