A Nigerian school teacher was beaten to death by one of his students on Thursday, Dec. 2, authorities said.

The victim, Ezeugo Joseph, a teacher at the Erimu School in Abraka, Delta State, collapsed and died after he was brutally beaten by the suspect, identified as Micahel Ogbeise, an SS3 student at the school.

The spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Bright Edafe, said Ogbeise attacked the teacher for flogging his younger sister, Promise.

On the day of the incident, the suspect confronted the teacher for whipping his sister. A heated argument broke out between the duo which escalated to the fatal incident.

During the confrontation, the enraged suspect landed several blows on the victim, dropping him unconscious.

Emergency services rushed the injured teacher to a local hospital, where he died during treatment, authorities said.

"The suspect confronted the teacher because he flogged his younger sister. He picked up the teacher, beating him up and the teacher collapsed. The teacher was rushed to the hospital where he was confirmed dead'' the PPRO said.

According to the police, the suspect and his family have fled their apartment and are currently on the run. An investigation is underway and efforts are being put in to nab the suspect.

Meanwhile, his sister, Promise is currently in protective custody.

"The entire student and family members are in the wind. I gathered that the mother of the suspect sells foodstuff at the big market. I hope the authorities will do the needful," the deceased teacher’s friend, who did not wish to be named, told Peoples Gazette.

This is an ongoing investigation and no further details including the ages of the victim and the suspect have been revealed at the time of this writing.

In a similar but unrelated incident, a White student was caught on camera beating up her Black teacher during class.

In the now-viral video, the unidentified student of the Castleberry Independent School District in Fort Worth, Texas, is seen repeatedly striking her teacher while yelling “ "I'm calling my momma, you ain't about to f*** me up b****!"

"We first want to commend the teacher for the calm demeanor and utter professionalism she demonstrated throughout the entirety of the incident, even when the situation turned violent and offensive. We support this teacher and her response in the strongest terms possible," the school authority said in a statement.

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