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updated: 5/24/2013 4:44 PM

Video shows student-school employee altercation

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Associated Press

Chicago Public Schools officials have suspended an employee of a high school on the city's South Side after seeing a video that appears to show the employee shoving a 16-year-old student down a flight of stairs.

The school district has not identified the man but says that as soon as officials were made aware of the video -- apparently shot on a cellphone and posted online -- they suspended the employee and notified police.

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No charges have been filed but police are investigating the incident.

An attorney for the family of the 16-year-old girl says the incident happened Tuesday at Dunbar Vocational Career Academy. He says the girl was taken to an area hospital emergency room but did not provide any details about her injuries.

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