Texas middle school student Reginald Wells was knocked out with a punch to the face by a teacher last Friday after Wells cracked a joke about the teacher's favorite football team.
Wells, who attends Willie Ray Smith Middle School in Beaumont, says he stopped to talk to an assistant teacher from his math class and joked about the teacher's favorite football team, pushing the teacher's shoulder after he said the joke. According to another teacher who was in the hallway, the assistant teacher reacted by punching 12-year-old Wells in the face, knocking him out.
"(The principal) said Reginald was punched, in the shoulder, and then hit two times and uppercut, and then slid across the floor," Adrianne [Wells, Reginald's mother,] said. "It weighed heavy on my heart, because I've never put my hands on my son."
Wells, who is four-foot-eleven and 80 lbs., woke up on the floor seconds later with no recollection of what had happened.
The assistant teacher was fired and escorted from the premises, but not arrested. Before being removed, the assistant teacher told Reginald, "I can't apologize for what I did, I was just having a bad day and I just snapped."
Adrianne Wells says she plans to file charges against the teacher.
H/t to Adrian