GREENSBORO, N.C. — A 17-year-old high school student has been arrested after police said she assaulted a substitute math teacher.
According to police, Khavasia Altenice Renee Vaughan, 17, attacked Wole Ajala on Wednesday afternoon at Dudley High School.
Investigators are still trying to figure out what led up to the attack.
Ajala was taken to the hospital for treatment, but has since been released.
“It’s crazy. I didn’t expect that,” said Christian Waters, a freshman at the school.
According to a North Carolina Baptist website, Ajala started a local Baptist church and was working toward teaching math full-time.
“It’s sad actually for a student to be beating up a teacher. That’s uncalled for,” said Keisha Young, whose son attends Dudley.
Students say it’s disappointing because these types of situations reflect poorly on their school.
“It already does have a bad reputation but I mean, I don’t want any more bad reputation for this school,” senior Mykia Page said.
Vaughan is charged with assault inflicting serious injury, assault on a government official, disorderly conduct, inciting a riot and felony assault on a school administrator.
Guilford County Schools officials said they take these situations seriously and Vaughn will be disciplined.