Teacher could face battery chargeA 17-year-old male student has accused his 58-year-old female teacher at View Side Academy — a Mountain View school for at-risk teens — of shoving him to the ground during an April 30 classroom argument, police say.
The Mountain View Police Department received a call reporting a battery at View Side's Linda Vista Avenue campus at 11:30 a.m. and arrived shortly afterward, police spokeswoman Liz Wylie said.
The teacher confronted the student at around 10:10 a.m. when he brought a dodge ball into a classroom, which is against the school's rules, Wylie said.
The student claims the teacher then pushed him, causing him to fall and scratch his arm, Wylie said. The scratch required no medical attention, she said.
The student is requesting that his teacher be prosecuted, Wylie said, so the police department has submitted the case to the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office for review.
View Side Academy was formerly known as Terra Bella Academy.