Man charged with punching teacher in head

Rotorua Intermediate School. - Photo: Google Maps

An 18-year-old man has been charged with assaulting a teacher after an incident outside a Rotorua school.

The attack took place at the end of the school day while the male teacher was directing traffic during pick-up time at Rotorua Intermediate.

Rotorua Intermediate School principal Garry de Thierry says the incident was witnessed by a number of students and parents.

A passenger in a car got out and is alleged to have punched the teacher in the head.

The teacher suffered a concussion and a broken ankle.

The accused is to appear in the Rotorua District Court on Wednesday.

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Posted on 04-03-2019 22:09 | By

Trained to be a teacher and then made to also do traffic management. It will be interesting if Work Safe have a view on this work related injury. I can not imagine any other employer sending staff out to manage traffic on public roads.