A 19-year-old is behind bars after allegedly punching a Harlem High School teacher multiple times in the head and face.

The incident took place at Harlem High School on Tuesday, and Ryying Lone Fleming was booked into the Columbia County jail hours later.

The victim was "performing official duties" at the time of the alleged beating, according to a warrant issued by Columbia County.

Columbia County School District Police made the arrest. 

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