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Student faces month in jail after hitting teacher with paper airplane

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ANDREWS, S.C. – A high school student faces a month in jail after hitting his teacher in the eye with a paper airplane.

The South Strand News reports the 17-year-old student at Andrews (S.C.) High School was arrested and charged with third-degree assault and battery.

The student's science teacher, Edward McIver, told sheriff's deputies that he had been hit in the eye with a paper airplane thrown by his pupil on Jan. 10.

McIver was upset because he had recently had surgery on the eye that was hit. The incident report noted that McIver's eye appeared "very red."

The student, who now faces 30 days in jail, admitted to throwing the paper airplane, but said he just wanted to hit the teacher in the head.

McIver said he and the student had been involved in past confrontations and that he wanted to press charges, claiming "something needs to be done."

The student was brought to a detention center and later released on bond.