Des Moines student suspended after throwing items

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A student has been suspended after allegedly pelting a Des Moines high school teacher with pencils, striking students with a pipe and books and yelling while standing atop a desk.

Des Moines TV station KCCI reports (http://bit.ly/16rcdBM ) Roosevelt High School teacher Greta Standish noticed a problem when the pencils hit her from behind.

A 14-year-old boy then removed the PVC pipe from a room divider and tossed it, hitting a student in the head. He threw books that hit two students in the neck before standing on a desk and yelling.

Standish was able to get the boy to walk out of the classroom with her.

The boy was suspended for three days and recommended for placement in a different education program.

A nurse checked the students hit by objects.

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Information from: KCCI-TV, http://www.kcci.com

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