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Long Island Student Accused Of Choking Teacher After iPhone Is Taken Away

ELMONT, NY (CBSNewYork) - A Long Island student was arrested on Friday for viciously attacking a 50-year-old teacher.

The attack happened in the hallway at Elmont Memorial High School on Long Island, according to WCBS 880's Sophia Hall.

WCBS 880's Sophia Hall reports


Police say 17-year-old Umair Hameed of Valley Stream was stopped by a teacher for playing loud music from his iPhone when Hameed refused to turn off the music. The teacher then took away the phone, and that is when things became violent.

Detectives say the teenager knocked the instructor to the ground and began choking him. Hall reported that the teacher, who refused medical attention, is not seriously injured

Hameed faces assault and strangulation charges.

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