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Baltimore teacher hit by student on video speaks out: 'Take a very deep breath'


Updated November 19, 2018 06:02 PM EST

BALTIMORE (CIRCA via WBFF) -- A Baltimore City teacher continues to speak out after a video of her being attacked went viral...

Camille Hinmon previously spoke to Circa's sister station WBFF partially disguised, she said fear of retaliation and embarrassment were behind her wanting to stay in the shadows.

She sat down with WBFF again, this time... revealing more about herself and her hopes for the student that attacked her.

Camille Hinmon wanted to thank the community for all of its support.

Hinmon, an Army veteran and third-generation science teacher, said people nationwide are showing support.

The attack, caught on video, happened on her 57th birthday, and her first day back to work after undergoing treatment for cancer.

She said, "My plan was that I wasn't going to tell anybody about it..I had planned on going on home saying my day was fine."

Soon, calls from family members and co-workers made it clear that she couldn't keep the incident under wraps.

As far as the online comments and threats against the student, Hinmon says, "I want everybody to take a very deep breath."

She says she can relate to the child who hit her; she too was once the little girl who couldn't stay in her seat.

Hinmon credits her faith and her occupation for the ability to forgive, saying, "If educators gave up on people, where would we all be?"

As far as GoFundMe accounts, Hinmon says she doesn't have, nor does she want any. Instead she advises people who want to donate to her cause to give to the American Cancer Society.

BALTIMORE (CIRCA VIA WBFF) -- A video of a student hitting a Baltimore teacher has gotten a lot of attention on social media.

Student in Baltimore School Hits Teacher

The incident happened at Frederick Douglass High School, off of Gwynns Falls Parkway, Baltimore City Public Schools spokesperson Edie House-Foster confirmed.

(WARNING: Graphic language and intense images)

“School administrators at Frederick Douglass High School continue to investigate a physical altercation that took place today when a teacher was struck by a student following a verbal exchange," said BCPS in a statement.

The video shows a student hitting the teacher in the head after apparently scuffling with another student. The teacher did not retaliate but is seen following the student who hit her out of the classroom.

"Ensuring a safe teaching and learning environment for our students and staff is paramount to City Schools. Upon reviewing the incident, school administrators will apply disciplinary action in accordance with Baltimore City Public Schools’ Code of Conduct," the statement continues.

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