Student accused of punching 2 teachers over cellphone use

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a Syracuse high school student punched two teachers after he was asked to stop using his cellphone during class.

The Post-Standard reports the student came late to Henninger High School just after 8 a.m. Wednesday and then used his cellphone during class.

Police say a 37-year-old teacher asked him to stop using his phone but he punched her in the mouth and then punched a 57-year-old assistant teacher who tried to intervene.

The boy was charged with two counts of assault.

Both teachers complained of severe pain in their mouth and jaws from the incident.

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