Santa Monica student pleads not guilty in teacher fight (Video)
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) – A Santa Monica High School student has pleaded not guilty to charges resulting from a classroom fight with a teacher that was captured on a cellphone video that quickly went viral.
City News Service reports that 18-year-old Blair Moore pleaded not guilty Tuesday to misdemeanor charges of threatening a public official, using force against a school employee, carrying a weapon on campus and possession of marijuana.
Authorities say the weapon was a box cutter.
Moore was released on his own recognizance and ordered to return to court April 22.
A 16-year-old student has also been arrested but his name has not been disclosed because of his age.
The video, recorded Friday, shows science teacher Mark Black grappling with a student and eventually pinning him to the floor of a classroom: