Teacher arrested for assaulting student in east Houston

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Errick Waters, a teacher at Edison Middle School faces felony charges after he choked and slammed a 13-year-old student to the ground for not obeying a command to return to his seat.

The eighth grader, who does not speak English, did not understand what Waters was saying to him.

Court documents state that Waters told the student "You're lucky I didn't rip up your face!" After the assault, the student was told to clean up the mess. Once he was done cleaning, Waters then stomped on the boy's foot, and told him "This is your fault."

The student later notified the principal who then sent Waters away for the rest of the school day.

HISD issued a statement saying they take "situations like this very seriously, as the safety of students is always the district's top priority."

No word on if Errick Waters has been suspended from the school. The investigation continues.