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Maitland teacher charged with assault after classroom brawl

A student was allegedly assaulted by a teacher at a Maitland school yesterday, after a fight broke out between the pair in a classroom.

Police said the brawl unfolded at Maitland Grossman High School, and appears to have been sparked by a paper fight.

Footage of the incident, filmed by another student, has emerged following the incident.

The teacher, who has since been charged, can be seen grabbing a teen by his collar and pulling him down onto a desk.

A student hurls a table at the teacher.

Later, classmates can be seen rushing out the door.

The student involved in the incident was assessed by paramedics. He was not physically injured.

More tonight at 6pm.

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