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A Los Angeles high school teacher may soon have enough money to retire on after he was arrested for punching out a student in a video that went viral on social media.

Marston Riley, 64, was arrested and charged with assaulting a student who reportedly called him a racial slur, according to KTLA 5 News.

Riley was seen in a viral video repeatedly punching the teenager who threatened him and threw a basketball at him in a classroom at Maywood Academy High School last month.

The video shows the student throwing the ball at the Riley and asking him, "Why you wisecracking, my n—–?"

Riley was held in jail overnight and released on $50,000 bond.

By Monday, Nov. 12, a GoFundMe campaign had raised over $182,000 for Mr. Riley -- far exceeding its original goal of $50,000.

The school district reportedly met with Mr. Riley and the student's parents "to begin the healing process."

Cecilia Diaz Jimenez, an employee at Maywood Academy, created a GoFundMe page to assist Riley with his bail and other legal expenses.


  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    Good these students are animals now a days I remember me and 5 of my friends jumped a teacher and this was in the 80s

  • Trace da Ace

    welp....there ya go..now I wonder if GOFundMe will release the money to him.....

  • Mielle Downey

    Good for Riley, break your foot off in that;.....when you wanna that smoke and it gets delivered on time.

  • Judge Mental Will

    He deserves the Nobel Peace Prize! He gives me inspiration to beat other people disrespectful kids. ?

  • Ryan

    I'm torn on this TBH. Never appropriate to put hands on a student obviously but that little shlt did need to be taught a lesson and he obviously wasn't learning anything positive from his parents. Hopefully GoFundMe passes that man his coins cause violent alt righters get to have their fundraisers after they attack and kill us.

  • Mielle Downey

    Amen, spare the rod and spoil the child ... tell ME God ain't real.

  • Mielle Downey

    We need to teach our children that there are consequences for calling people out of their name and if they didn't send for you don't call them out.

  • Trey

    sad situation...the problem here is that Teachers are held to a higher standard...What this shows is that the teacher does not know how to deal with these type of situations...if the kid swung on him first then all bets are off...but the teacher let the kid get the best of him and that means this may not be the job for him.

  • TransMichelle

    I go with your post you make sense.

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    And my $10 was added... The first time I ever donated...

  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • Trey

    I hope the charge gets dropped...but it wont....good luck getting a job again especially teaching with an assault charge

  • Shamwow

    Or he was spread thin, stressed out and frustrated. Not saying what he did was right but his cup may have been empty, since he used up all his coping skills simply going into work. I wonder if the incident was on a Monday or Tuesday. Sitting on the edge of the bed to get up for a job one dislikes is hard. Walking in so tired from numbing yourself that you can’t even say hi. Enduring the fake it til you make it policy when you know your not making it is rough. Stress significantly changes people.

  • A D N

    This is a situation when a visual is worth more than words. To read this, I'm questioning the teacher's action. But to see it, I understand the teacher's actions better.

  • Trey

    I agree 100%...teaching an law enforcement are high-stress jobs.,..especially in certain communities and neighborhood. Thats why I say its not for everybody

  • Shamwow

    Maybe this lesson would keep the boy alive. This was a older man some people fight with bullets.

  • Rayne

    I donated to him. I’m waiting on that cancer survivor teacher as well. Damn shame.

  • Quitedeliteful

    the teenager who threatened him and threw a basketball at him in a classroom
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    And just what was the teacher supposed to do? The disrespect students have toward teachers is unbelievable. I'm with the teacher on this one. Seems like the student got the beat down he deserved.

  • tia

    I dare not drag this man and say how he should have reacted. It’s so much easier said than done. He is the professional in this matter, but still...His actions will probably get him a record now. For me personally, unless I’m in the actual act/heat of the moment it is very difficult to say how I would react if a student were attacking me. These kids are very demonic and just hateful beings.
    As far as this money is concerned, this gentleman will need this for legal defense. I don’t see retirement use with these funds. You never know tho? It’s still a blessing to get the financial assistance tho.

  • pecancandy

    Church

  • VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    There is a backstory , that is why a GoFund was started. This teacher has been attacked at least three times with little to no support from the school , he is 64 years old and he snapped. It’s another teacher or former teacher who started the GoFundMe page that understands the mans plight . Thank goodness he had someone to support him!

  • Rayne

    ? I know that feeling all too well. Don’t wanna be there anyway but gotta pay the bills somehow.

  • VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    Yes they will..

  • Well$$Well$$?

    My mama has been a teacher 30+ years. I've sat in her classes countless times and if you heard some of the things that come out of some of those kids mouths....Teachers are human and humans make mistakes. Again I'm not condoning what he did but I'm saying I understand....

  • TMW

    And he’s 64 and should be retired, but probably can’t retire because of his financial situation. And someone up top said he’s been attacked 3 or 4 times prior to this incident. People can say what he should have done, but until you’re in that exact same situation in the exact place he is at in his life, you can’t say what you would do.

  • Dowoop

    I hope she has some family who can find and whoop he/she ass.

  • Jefferey Franklin

    Grown ass man got into a fight with a teenager and gets rewarded for it? Only in America. Had that child been white would people still be donating? Or would he be a disgrace? I am not saying he was wrong or right, but Ill be damned if giving him anything. For what? Lack of self control. Even if he felt he had too, use some self restraint to some degree. If this was any one of your sons there is no way yall would endorsing this nonsense.

  • Dowoop

    Hopefully he does have enough money to retire on.

  • Dowoop

    I know what I would have done.

  • FukkFolks2018

    Ummm fuk$& the healing process? Get your disrespectful ays kids together people. Happy for him.

  • Alextra Ballard

    I agree...I think teaching is Mr.Riley passion. This incident was not his first or second. He needs to take his GFM funds along with what the school owes him and just retire b4 he is seriously hurt.

  • Toni Toni Toni

    AGREED!! Im glad he is getting help. These disrespectful brats are getting out of hand. UGH

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    SMDH

  • Dowoop

    Speak for yourself. Some of us teach our sons better so we don't need to worry about this. I have a friend with a bad ass son and she cant wait for the day when someone beats his ass and he learns his lesson.

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    Yes people need to keep their legs closed if they cant raise the bad ass seeds that comes with it.

  • FukkFolks2018

    He can do private tutoring. And hopefully he is done in the traditional classroom period. He is 64. He deserves to retire. Whole different generation of kids now since he started.

  • TMW

    Same thing he did LOL!

  • Dowoop

    Violent criminal. Guess your single mother didn't raise you right.

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    One day I nicely told this crazy mom that her daughter was leaning on my cart and if I move my cart I didn't want her daughter to fall. The child was innocent. I was like move baby. I told the mom because the little girl didnt move or understand. The mom was like what the f is the problem. I said nothing Ms. I just don't want your daughter to get hurt.

  • YAAAAASSSSSSS

    Team Riley

  • Dontgetdraggedhoe??

    Girl i donated $3000. I dont want kids but i only started hating the little sh*ts a couple of years ago. The real victim here is the teacher. Ima give him another g on pay day!

  • tia

    I’m behind you. They been out of hand. Absolutely right!

  • Kimocha

    I have to admit that I'm guilty of getting a kick out of Mr. Riley kicking that boys azz... Especially the first punch!... I'm glad that everything worked out for him in this case because that boy was asking for it!... And he got it good too!... LOL!

  • ohdearme

    Sorry but I can't with this F'ed up story. Yes that boy was disrespectful AF, but words don't warrant punches, EVER! If society condones this incident, get ready for more to follow. Professionalism is first and foremost a kid couldn't make me stoop to their level because I'm the adult.

  • Kim’s Original Face

    After watching the teacher in baltimore get punched! I understand why he did what he did. I hope that money goes towards his legal fees

  • ohdearme

    AMEN!

  • Jefferey Franklin

    You say that like its okay. Your friend is not a good father and needs to grow a set. Regardless of how you raise your children, if for any reason that was your son, you're telling me you would be okay with that adult not using restraint? If my kids are misbehaving call me as their teacher and I will handle it. As an adult he is supposed to be a mature one. 2 wrongs don't make a right even if the one who committed the wrong was a black child.

  • Dowoop

    Who said my friend was a man or black?

  • Renee26

    Did you wait or roll off?

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    The children of today, that are being raised by Instagram, Likes, and Followers, LACK the basics of respect, that children of past generations have. In fact they are soulless... If a video had NOT been on, the kid would have most likely NOT have thrown a ball or called this distinguished aged teacher out of his name.......These teachers put their lives, their mental health on the line EVERYDAY they have to engage a child, who outside the classroom is left to their own devices...there is no way we can witness one child punch, with a closed fist, a teacher, in her FACE....and then turn around and feel sorry for the student who throw an object and used a racial slur at a teacher. If these children want to ACT like the AMERICAN SCHOOL system is pre-start for prison, then treat them ACCORDINGLY!!!! i for one am TIRED of IT!!!!

  • Lady_Elle

    I will go donate!
    Kid likely learned a valuable lesson!
    What kind of home training is this?
    Really sorry that the teacher lost it... I think I would have too!

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    i hope she rolled TF off and stepped over the kid like Beyonce stepped over Michelle when she fell

  • Soda

    If you did it back in the 80s then it's not just now a days, moron.

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    If your kid Jeff, is misbehaving on that level...then you too are the problem...and i wont be calling you...i will be calling your kid's probation officer and let him call you.

  • Chaseboogie The Prince

    Thanks for the backstory.

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    Waited. I don’t do rude stuff to kids. The mom was stupid acting.

  • Jefferey Franklin

    Yeah that's bull. I knew tons of kids coming up who had that same type of disrespect. Don't make this some of new age way to handle kids. You have good kids and bad kids. I can understand the mental stress on the teacher, and could even understand him shoving the kid or even hitting him once to get him to stand down. But that man engaged in a actual fist fight. That was where understanding went all the way out the window. Any child who hits a teacher is wrong, and I expect nobody to just sit there and take it. But at some point his AGE has to kick in and tell him that that is a kid and stop himself before it goes to far.

    The man lost his self, and for that he gets no empathy or reward. Right is right in this situation, don't murky up the water making excuses.

  • RealATLPeach36

    Yes here’s the man I was speaking about...the butch/him/her/jack azz who punch that black woman would NOT stand a chance with this brother! He does not play the radio lol

  • RealATLPeach36

    Did the girl fall lol

  • RealATLPeach36

    Well damn lmao

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    I respect the differences of opinion in this case Jeff. BUT i know to many Teachers who deal with horrible situations day to day. I have witnessed sooo many students, who act out because they feel they have an cloak of protections that can't be penetrated. At some point, it has to come to a head. Maybe next time, this kid will think twice about his actions.

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    That kid deserved it. His parents should have taught him better. You should have a certain level of respect for older people

  • ImWoke

    Teachers do not get paid enough to endure all of the BS that they go through with some of the students. This teacher was right to do the job that his parents should have done. I read somewhere that the previous year this same teacher was jumped by three students and he just balled up on the floor. Then he has this kid calling him out of his name, throwing the ball at him, just completely disrespecting him. I can understand how he snapped.

  • MrsSpice1

    Yea sure!!! I guess your not a teacher dealing with some of these kids who nowadays use more then words...like try and knock u tf out..pull a knife or gun out on u...spit on u .or.slap punch u like that lil shedevil did to that teacher whom just got back to class after cancer surgery!! IM FOR THE TEACHER!!!!!!!

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    No her mom finally got her down. She was simple as hell though. She was walking away talking about me.

  • dru and neil

    What bothers me about this is the parents of that monstrous brat they unleashed on society, are probably about to get paid. They deserve nothing from this but that a$$ whopping.

  • dru and neil

    And when he threw the ball at him after that verbal assault then what. We enter different territory when you get physical, plus he’s a teenager not a little boy, his upper body strength already much greater than most women trust me, he has the strength of a man. He wants to act like a man, get treated like a man.

  • Dollface

    Why is you lying! The highest donation given by any person that donated was $1000 by a guy name Steve Francis. From there own everyone else was making $500-300 donations maybe 10 people... from there is was the fews and twos that made up this $182,000. And before you start lying they show anonymous donations too, they just hide the name

  • Renee26

    LMAO

  • dru and neil

    Did you watch the video?

  • Society Has Changed

    Being from the general area this school is in, the Hispanic and black relationships are not good!!! This is a school that has a predominately Hispanic population, and I know that teacher was getting picked at daily. I just wish the relationship could be better between my black and brown brothers and sisters here in Cali, because it’s horrible. I feel for this teacher because I know! There have been times I’ve been in the wrong end of town, and it is immediately sensed. We have both got to do better and come together!

  • ohdearme

    It's clear that "you're" for the teacher now, just not when it more "than" mattered! I don't do attacks dear, if you disagree with me I'm fine with you saying so in an adult manner. Have a good one.

  • dru and neil

    People just love to say what they would do in a similar situation but they really don’t know. I’m with the teacher too. Anyone with a teenager knows that they are a challenge in general, let alone the disrespectful violent punks. Just dealing with teens period, is hard.

  • imright

    i dont feel bad for that lil bastard? he got those hands that he was beggin Mr Riley to give him?????... SN; whats the big deal with the student sayin nxgga ?? they are brown ppl they can say nxgga !!!

  • ohdearme

    Again I'm not assaulting a teen and losing my job, that people condone this man doing so is mind boggling, Lack of professionalism is the new "it" I guess.

  • imright

    the black & brown dont get along in LA ? thats crazy !! im from NY...we all the same here????????

  • hottlanta

    Cant take it.

  • Society Has Changed

    Yes, I’ve been there and it’s nothing like Cali. There are a small few in Cali that are cool people. But most, don’t care for ya arse!

  • http://realitytea.com/ Lady Chatterley’s Lover

    DAMN so if I punch out about 6 students I could be set for life.

  • dru and neil

    It’s almost like you’re removing the human element from the story and making it completely black and white. There have probably been many times over the years that this man handled himself professionally and just took the abuse, but he’s not a robot, this time was different, and he snapped. That kid is going to win in the end. The family will probably get a settlement so they don’t sue the district. The man’s career is over and that cash that’s being donated will probably get spent on legal fees, all because of someone’s scum bag kid.

  • http://realitytea.com/ Lady Chatterley’s Lover

    In your opinion what causes the tension?

  • Society Has Changed

    I’m dang near 50 and been trying to figure out the real issue for years! For some reason the ones I’ve encountered really see blacks as inferior for some reason. My 25 year old son has been spat on and called the n word....

  • ohdearme

    Well I'm not excusing poor choices nor am I posting emotionally. Do you know how many thousands of teachers that control themselves on a daily basis? You don't have to be a robot in order to control yourself in front of your class, he's older so he's been around this block a few times. Professionalism comes first, NOT your emotions. I'm not excusing the child at all because he was being a smart a@@ child.

  • Enoughsaid2020

    Apparently this dumb ninja had been disrespectful to this teacher. I use to work with kids, and they will say some foul things, so your skin has to be thick, but sometimes that does not work. I would retire, and lets some other poor teacher teach this dumb kid. SMH!

  • SmartAtheist

    Kid deserved it though. You throw a basketball at me and call me a N****** you're gonna get socked in the mouth too.

  • ???TheRider???

    In the words of Chris Rock “I’m not saying it’s right, but I understand”

  • T Willis

    Lol ikr ?

  • T Willis

    I was in LA and heard this Latino girl talkin bout “nucca this, & nucca that”, I legit had to think how many Latinos I felt like fighting in that hour ? cause there was nooooo black ppl in sight... and it took everything in me not to snatch that Hispanic chick by her neck

  • Evillene

    If you are old enough to use the n-word to a black man's face you are old enough to be knocked on your ass.

  • Society Has Changed

    That’s the norm!

  • T Willis

    This reminds me of that black chick in Ohio mouthing off to the bus driver before spitting on him. Lawd when he uppercut her omg ?? I thought I was going to lose it omg.. that’s what that transgendered chick needed

  • Jersey Girl

    are we tho? because on the low there is tension in NY / NJ between black and brown...

  • Evillene

    He told him repeatedly to leave the room. If children are not taught respect -- or disciplined -- at home they will die in the streets.

  • Notstatusquo

    I read the same. People have their limits. It's natural to be on guard and react especially if he had been attacked before. He gave that boy ample time to walk away and get out of his personal space. He kept pushing it and truthfully he didn't know if that boy was going to hit him just like the prior incident. I say he had a PTSD flashback & was trying to protect himself from being attacked again.

  • Dontgetdraggedhoe??

    Im sorry i cant read broke.

  • Wyteprivilege

    lol! Real talk.

  • ohdearme

    That may be the case, keep in mind you said the "streets" NOT the classroom!

  • Dollface

    you can't read broke, but yet according to you had $3k sitting around to donate, but need to wait until pay day to make "another donation of 1k" if you don't get! Bwhaaaaaa

  • CaliGONECRAZY

    A lot of our Black communities have been over run by Hispanics over the years. Now every where in Southern California is predominantly Hispanic. They literally took over . This is where the tension is coming from.

  • Society Has Changed

    Yep, thank you for that!

  • CaliGONECRAZY

    Then to make it worse it's the Gangs as well that play a big part too . They are pushing us out of California and it's no accident.

  • Queen B

    Mr. Riley gave that youngin an Ol Otis azz whoopin lol

  • ZZZ
  • Yup, I said it

    You will be arrested for cursing and throwing things at a cop or a judge but these kids can stomp a Mississippi mudhole in a teacher and the teacher will still get fired.

  • imright

    yes it some low key tension but for the most part we get along imo that ive seen. my point is i dnt see the prob with spanish speaking ppl saying nxgga

  • Nik

    I used to tutor in an inner city school. One of the first questions I asked was if I would be able to defend myself if one of those high schoolers jumped up. They said I could. I was threatened by a female student who said she was going to be my brains out. I told her she can try if she wants but not until after I get paid, lol! She never did anything.

  • Nik

    Fully!!!

  • Chocolate Bliss

    They are not black and most Mexicans can't stand black people. What they do is ride on our coat tails on whatever we accomplish for our black people. No I don't want to see them using that word. They are not us!!

  • Chocolate Bliss

    Mexicans are not the same as Puerto Ricans or Dominicans. Matter a fact call one of them a Mexican and see if they don't cuss you out.

  • Nik

    I concur. Never even knew blacks and Hispanics had issues until I left NY. When I lived in the Miami area, OMG. Never saw that level of animosity between black and brown.

  • Nik

    You had better believe it!

  • KB

    Whoop his azz again so that the people that got on tv can feel it. Definitely not sorry - GTFOH!

  • Jersey Girl

    Agreed! The mexicans don't want that smoke

  • Shamwow

    Oh me too I left like Tina I just wanted my name. It wasn’t easy but once I forged past the hard part. Everything else is falling into place.

  • Dee

    ????

  • Dee

    He beat that azz real good ?

  • RealATLPeach36

    YES, I REMEMBER THAT! people were saying he was wrong shiiiittt she learned that day!

  • Music

    Maybe this was a blessing in disguise. Maybe he’ll get enough coins to retire, so he can leave those rugrats.

  • Quitedeliteful

    That's crazy!!! Glad you didn't have to send her to meet Jesus!!!!!!

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    Most Black people Open the door for Them to ride. But Won't let You ride or Another Black!!!

  • Sinny

    Not until you go up to Washington Heights...

  • GAPeach

    My son was being disrespectful to the asst principal about 2 weeks ago She called me, and he was crying loud as heyull in the background because he knew what was waiting for him at home. It's also the reason she called me. They know I don't play with him. This child clearly needed that azz whooping.

  • WokeBlackMan

    Fock that bad ass lil wanna be tough guy. You bad enough to step on my dance floor, imma put on the music??Only thing woulda made it better is if teacher hadda TKO that smart mouth lil azzzhole....he learned that day?

  • Chuck

    Beat his ass again & file criminal and civil charges (against his parent)!

  • MistaO

    64? 64? And he went in like that? I thought he was 50 at the oldest! And thanks to the Mexican sister who looked out with the fundme!

  • ImWoke

    I can agree with you on that.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Don't go after any elementary school kids though.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Yep. I say that was handled man to man. The rookie lost.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    I just visited for a few days and could feel it.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    You're like me. I've gotten 1 call from the school. I went right up there. It's never happened again.
    I don't have time for that f00lishness.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    He probably has PTSD.

  • Malcom Flex

    He snapped. I'm not mad at him.

  • Peace

    So true .He appeared to have a phone in his hand and the door was wide open. He could have call security and just left the classroom.

    With all the other kids recording and urging him on him being a child thought it was cool.

    The kid was no match for the adult .
    It was sad to watch .He should mever teach again. This is all om rhe teacher. I live in Cali. There is real beef am9mg the races. But this is another level that could cause some unwanted retaliation.

    Hope the kud gets help. He needs discipline.

  • GAPeach

    I don't play with these kids, and if you send them here, you better know I'm gonna beat their ass if they get out of line. All this coddling has these kids shooting up schools, and robbing people in the street.

  • Nik

    The word on the curb is the first wave of immigrants in Miami from a certain country were not the best of the best according to Castro. They didn't give a darn in their own country, so that attitude was brought here and apparently passed down.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    I would feel comfortable sending my girls to see you anytime! I too don't keep children that you don't want me to discipline. I'll be fair, but firm too.

  • speakinmymind

    And that's why their asses need to be sent back. Come here legally, get a job or start a business and contribute to our economy. Otherwise, ship them, dem babies and the baby daddies back across the border. That's the only thing I agree with the orange baboon about.

  • GAPeach

    Most of his friends call me Mommy. I'm good to them but they know I don't mess around. I believe that you discipline out of love. I don't want to see anything happen to these beautiful babies I'm around all the time.

  • Jussjess25

    Thank God ! Balck folks finally came together and took care of their own. That little bastered harrassed the poor black man. He had no other choice. Hopefully he wont start screaming forgiveness

  • ?? Kari ?????????

    No one can retired in Ca with 180k.

  • Rhyme and Reason

    I hope he can still get his pension, maybe, they'll let him resign! That GoFundMe money is great, but having it, and what's left of it, after legal costs, along with his pension would be ideal (on the low)!

    This guy must have a long-standing reputation in the school and community!

    God Bless!

  • SeannaPaula

    This was a well demonstrated "hands on" lesson.

  • sunni_daze

    Yes it was.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Agreed. It's about them growing up to reach their greatest potential.

  • Applebootay

    He cussed at him, called him a ni++er and threw a ball at him....you need to be punched out too if you don't understand that. IJS

  • monique

    I wish the female teacher in Maryland would have punched or knocked out that confused female student who punched her in the face.

  • Dora LaBelle

    I bet that wasn't the first incident with that kid. Plus, he threw the basketball. Everyone has their breaking point. Sadly, sometimes you have to fight a bully/aggressor to make them back off of you.