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San Bernardino teacher assaulted, carjacked at high school

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A man was arrested after he allegedly assaulted and carjacked a teacher at a high school in San Bernardino on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017.

A teacher in San Bernardino was hospitalized Wednesday morning after being attacked in a carjacking at a school parking lot.

The teacher had just pulled into the staff parking lot at San Gorgonio High School shortly after 6 a.m. Wednesday when a suspect hit him in the head and then took off in his car, officials said.

"They were saying that the teacher, he got beat up and they took his car keys," student Matthew Avila said, "and that they left him with a bloody nose."

The teacher and wrestling coach was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

Later Wednesday, San Bernardino Unified School District police said they had made an arrest and recovered the vehicle, a 2016 four-door silver Chevy Malibu. The suspect was identified as Robert James Fleming, 20.

The teacher, wrestling coach Roy Gutscher, spoke briefly to Eyewitness News and said he was doing OK.

Parents say they are shocked because the school is usually a safe place.

"They have at least 10 security guards on bikes," parent Victoria Lewis said. "During the day, you just see them going around, driving around, checking the doors, checking people that's walking in the hallway."
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