HOUSTON -

A seventh grader at a Klein Independent School District intermediate school said a teacher tackled him in the hallway because he was running. 

Klein Intermediate student Corinthian Jacobs said he was hurt during the incident when the teacher slammed him up against the wall. 

"In the midst of her tackling him I guess she kind of stumbled over him," said Johnedra Walls, Corinthian's mom. 

"After she did it I said, 'Why did you do that?' She said, 'You shouldn't have been running in my hallway,'" said Corinthian who told Local 2 he is rarely late for class and did not want to be tardy.

Corinthian's ankle was bruised, swollen and sore, so his mom took him to the hospital to be checked out. Walls also said she went and spoke with administrators at the school because she wants action to be taken against the teacher. 

Klein ISD told Local 2 the teacher involved has been placed on administrative leave and they have launched an investigation.

"I don't care what goes on," Walls said. "A teacher should not be allowed to put her hands on a student. Period. I feel like she should be charged. That's part of being a teacher. She's an adult. You don't put your hands on someone's child."