Their physical altercation went viral last week, with pupils in the class coming out in defence of their teacher.
The video shows the 16-year-old girl and a teacher in the classroom.
The girl is being scolded for not having a book.
The teen then takes out her cellphone in front of the teacher.
The teacher skels her for having a phone at school and then tries to put her out of the class.
The altercation gets heated and the girl allegedly swears at the teacher.
The teacher takes off her phone and the girl shoves her desk into the teacher to take the phone off the desk.
The teacher responds by klapping the girl hard across the face.
Both the girl and the 33-year-old teacher, who was appointed by the school’s governing body, have been suspended.
Western Cape Education Department (WCED) spokesperson, Jessica Shelver, confirmed the pair remain suspended pending a disciplinary hearing.
Police spokesperson, Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana, confirmed Claremont SAPS is investigating the matter after the pupil’s mother and the teacher both opened cases.
“Two cases of assault were opened for investigation by Claremont SAPS. One by the parent of the learner and another one by a 33-year-old teacher. No one has been arrested at this stage,” she said.