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South Bend Community School Corporation investigating fight at Clay High School

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - A spokesman for the South Bend Community School Corporation says it's investigating a fight at Clay High School. A teacher has been placed on leave in connection with the fight.

An ABC 57 viewer posted the video of the fight on Facebook.

It shows a teacher trying to break up a fight between two students. But at one point, a student hits the teacher - who then fights back, throwing punches. Another student picks up the teacher and moves him out of the way.

The district released the following statement

The video shared on social media was troubling and does not reflect the safe learning environment in our schools. Safety is our top priority; we do not condone violent behavior among students or staff. We are cooperating with law enforcement and conducting a thorough investigation into the incident and the actions of all involved. We have taken appropriate measures consistent with the student code of conduct. Pending the outcome of our investigation, the staff member involved has been placed on administrative leave.

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