GoFundMe donors raise more than $140K for teacher who punched student

THE HILL — An online fundraiser for a California teacher who was recorded on video punching a student who yelled racial slurs at him has surpassed $140,000.

GoFundMe page for Marston Riley, a music teacher at Maywood Academy High School in Los Angeles, had exceeded its initial $50,000 goal in just four days, topping $143,000 as of Wednesday afternoon.

Riley made headlines last week when he was captured on video striking a who repeatedly called him derogatory names and racial slurs.

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