2 teens in custody in assault of teacher at George Washington H.S.

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Tuesday, December 8, 2015
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Philadelphia police are looking for a third teen suspected in the alleged assault of a teacher at George Washington High School.

SOMERTON (WPVI) -- Two teens are in police custody and a third is being sought after a George Washington High School teacher was assaulted inside a classroom on Monday.

It was around 10 a.m. when police say the male teacher was teaching in his classroom when the offenders pushed their way into the class.

School district representatives say the 9th and 10th grade students came into the 9th grade teacher's classroom to retrieve a cell phone when the assault occurred.

Police say one teen punched the teacher in the right side of his face, and another teen pushed the teacher two times.

The teacher was taken to Aria Torresdale Hospital with right cheek and nose pain, to be checked out as a precaution.

Police say two teens, males ages 16 and 17, were taken into custody Monday afternoon.

A third teen is also wanted in connection with the incident. That person remains at large.

So far, there is no word on charges.