Fight between teacher, student on video divides California community

A donation page supporting the now-former high school music teacher has raised at least $140,000.
1:24 | 11/07/18

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We turn to the fight in the classroom between a teacher and a student dividing a community tonight. A high school music teacher in Los Angeles is seen on video punching a student after the boy allegedly taunted him with racial slurp S allegedly taunted him with raciallurs and through a basketball at him. The teacher was arrested, but tonight, money is pouring in for that teacher. Here's ABC's will Carr. Reporter: The alarming video of a fight between a teacher and a student parking division in one California community tonight, after police arrested the now former teacher for child abuse. A go fund me page supporting the 64-year-old, who resigned Wednesday, raising more than $145,000. I want to thank you for supporting me. Reporter: Many defending the popular music teacher, Marston Riley, pointing to video before the fight that shows the 14-year-old student per rating him. Even using a racial slur over and over. Everybody's watching, my . What's up? Reporter: Going as far to throw a basketball. All over a uniform violation. Riley initially appears to try to de-escalate the situation. You'd better leave. Reporter: But eventually snapped. It was a mistake that he swung at the student and let the emotions get to him, but I feel like it was the student's fault for provoking the fight. Reporter: The student hospitalized, but later released. Riley now out on $50,000 bond. David, tonight, authorities are taking a close look at those cell phone videos. While the money from that go fund me page is intended to help with the teacher's legal fees. David? Will Carr, thank you. Next, to the urgent search

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