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Police respond after NLR student blows smoke in teacher's face

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - A North Little Rock High School teacher needed police assistance to remove a student from his classroom on Monday.  A video circulating on social media showed the student blowing smoke into the teacher's face. 

Just before noon on Monday, Dec. 14, a North Little Rock High School student allegedly threatened a teacher. The North Little Rock Police Department report is a narrative from the teacher who was involved.

The teacher told North Little Rock police that it all started when the student showed up to class to take his final exam. The teacher told the student that he would have to take his exam in the school hallway. The student is said to have refused, and the teacher stated that he was going to write him up and call for a campus supervisor to remove him if he did not comply.

When the teacher reached for the intercom button, the student said, "hit that button, I dare you." The teacher is said to have hit the intercom button, and then began to write the student up. As he was writing, the classroom started to get loud. When the teacher investigated the commotion, he found the student lighting a cigar and smoking from it. The student then got up from his seat, walked up to the teacher, and blew smoke in his face three times.

Police said a campus supervisor removed the student from the classroom. The teacher said that as the student was being removed, he stated, "I'll be back."

Reports from NLRPD detail that the teacher has had to have this particular student removed from his classroom on several occasions this year.