Dudley teacher speaks out after being attacked by student

GREENSBORO, N.C. — A Dudley High School math teacher is speaking out after he was assaulted by a student one week ago.

Greensboro Police arrested 18-year-old Khavasia Vaughn for assaulting Wole Ajala last Wednesday.

Ajala says he’s had problems with Vaughn in the past. 

“She was always aggressive,” explained Ajala.

Ajala says Vaughn took off her shoes in the middle of his math class and he asked her to put them back on. 

“This is a classroom this is not home. Please try to put it on. She just got up and started using profanity and calling me all kinds of names,” Ajala said.

Ajala called for help and Vaughn was taken out of his classroom, but less than ten minutes later, Vaughn returned. 

“The first thing I heard her say is, ‘I’m here for you. I’m going to kill you.’ — That I remember,” said Ajala.

The teacher says he tried to get help again by pushing the classroom panic button, but it was too late. 

“She grabbed me and slammed my head against the wall. I broke this tooth right here,” said Ajala.

Ajala says he was attacked in front of a classroom of about 20 students.  

“They said she lifted me like a piece of paper and took me to the hallway,” said Ajala. 

A picture of the attack was posted on Twitter minutes later. 

Since the assault, Ajala has received a card from his Dudley students wishing him well. He says he hasn’t heard from Vaughn or her family, but he’s already forgiven her. 

“If I see her, to be honest with you, I forgive her I have nothing against her,” said Ajala.

Vaughn’s mother bonded her out of jail last Thursday after her first court appearance. She is charged with disorderly conduct, inciting a riot, and felonious assault on a school administrator.

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