An Arlington High School student is in custody after being accused of assaulting a teacher on Tuesday, police said.
According to an Arlington police report, 17-year-old Connor Hughes “punched and kicked” 58-year-old English teacher Chris Pate several times.
Police said Pate, a teacher for more than three decades, suffered a visible injury from the attack but did not provide any further details about her condition.
Hughes was arrested and charged with assaulting an officer and released from Arlington City Jail on Wednesday after putting $ 7,500 on bail.
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Connor Hughes, mug shot.
Police have not released any further details about the investigation or say what happened in the moments prior to the alleged attack. The district has not yet issued a statement on the incident.
It’s not clear whether Hughes hired a lawyer.