The story behind that shocking viral classroom video

- It's a shocking video which many have shared on the FOX 5 Atlanta Facebook page which now gone viral. A girl in a classroom hits another girl with a chair and then smacking her in the head.

It all happened inside a classroom at a Gwinnett County school and Friday, school officials said the Creekland Middle School student seen in the video faces criminal charges.

The video has left a lot of Gwinnett County parents shocked, angry, and at a loss for words. The video reportedly shows a 12-year-old girl picking up a chair, hitting another student with it, but it is what happened next that has many parents stunned. She was smacked.

The incident happened at the end of the school day Monday. In a statement sent to FOX 5 News, school officials said, "In addition to disciplinary action, the student also is facing criminal charges. As this situation did occur in the classroom, the school also is addressing this issue with the teacher. This type of behavior is not acceptable and the school took immediate action.”

FOX 5 News has learned there was a teacher in the classroom at the time. She apparently was on the other side of the classroom working with another group of students.

According to the incident report, the student who threw that punch is now looking at simple assault charges.

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