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California college instructor on leave after fight

Tuesday - 4/2/2013, 2:30pm  ET

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- A college instructor in California is on paid administrative leave after getting into a physical altercation with a female student.

The Fresno Bee cites a campus police report that says at least six students support the account from the student, 19-year-old Kevynn Gomez, concerning her fight with instructor Brian Calhoun at Fresno City College on March 22.

In the police report, Gomez admits cursing at the 69-year-old Calhoun because she said he was being rude to students and a substitute teacher in her class. The journalism major said she punched Calhoun in the face because he grabbed her arm and used his forearm to pin her neck against a wall.

The report says Calhoun lifted the 5-foot, 101-pound Gomez Gomez and slammed her onto the ground. Students reportedly pulled him away.

Calhoun was cited for misdemeanor battery.

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