DO­NA­TIONS POUR IN FOR TEACHER WHO BEAT STU­DENT AF­TER SLUR

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A RACIAL taunt turned a Cal­i­for­nia class­room into the site of a brawl be­tween two un­likely par­tic­i­pants last week: a 64-year-old mu­sic teacher and a 14-year-old stu­dent. Days later, thou­sands of sup­port­ers have flooded a GoFundMe ac­count, rais­ing more than US$135,000.

The al­ter­ca­tion be­gan at May­wood Academy High School in May­wood, Calif., when Marston Ri­ley asked a male stu­dent, who was im­prop­erly dressed and in vi­o­la­tion of the school uni­form rules, to leave the room, the

re­ported. A cell­phone video shows the teenager re­fus­ing, then throw­ing a bas­ket­ball at the teacher, who is black, and say­ing, “Why you wise­crack­ing, my n-----?”

The also re­ported that Ri­ley ap­peared to call for backup from school au­thor­i­ties.

Ri­ley then let loose on the boy, re­port­edly pum­melling him re­peat­edly. Some stu­dents looked on or jumped in to break up the fight. Oth­ers pulled out smart­phones and recorded the brawl.

The stu­dent was taken to a hos­pi­tal. Ri­ley was ar­rested on child-abuse charges by the Los An­ge­les County Sher­iff’s spe­cial vic­tims bureau Fri­day.

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