SALEM, Ore. -- A teacher at a Salem alternative school has been put on leave after an incident caught on video shows her pulling a student through a classroom doorway and stripping off the girl's shirt in the process.
The video, obtained by CBS affiliate KOIN-TV, shows the teacher reprimanding a 15-year-old student.
The student told KOIN that she was having a panic attack because of an argument between the teacher and students and she needed to leave the room.
But when the girl tried to leave the classroom, the teacher grabbed her from behind and forcefully pulled her back into the classroom.
"I opened the door. I was already out of the classroom, and she decided to wrap her arm around my neck, pull me back into the classroom. My sweatshirt came off - the entire thing came off - and the whole class saw me naked. And after that, I just started crying hysterically. It was the most embarrassing moment of my life," she told the station.
The girl's face is obscured in the video.
A Salem-Keizer School District spokesman confirmed the incident happened Thursday at the Roberts Literacy Center, and says teacher Carrie McCann is on paid administrative leave.
"We have to find out through the investigation what the state of mind was, why she was doing it, why she put her hands on the student," said Jay Remy with the Salem-Keizer School District.