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Foothill High sub hospitalized after rant about 'potential'

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Two people attend to a man at Foothill High School after he was tackled to the ground. (FOX5 Report It) Two people attend to a man at Foothill High School after he was tackled to the ground. (FOX5 Report It)
Another picture from a witness shows a man shouting at Foothill High School on May 9, 2014. (FOX5 Report It) Another picture from a witness shows a man shouting at Foothill High School on May 9, 2014. (FOX5 Report It)
HENDERSON, NV (FOX5) -

A substitute teacher at a Henderson high school was hospitalized Friday morning after a tirade about the students' potential.

In video sent to FOX5 from a student at Foothill High School, a man in a black shirt and camouflage pants was seen standing on a planter, screaming at people passing through a courtyard.

"Get out of here!" the man screamed. "This is not life! This is a drug hospital!"

A woman, who appeared to be a school staff member, was seen talking to the man and trying to calm him down.

"No! No! No!" the man screamed. "This is a jail! This is an absolute outrage! This is an outrage!

The man then threw what appeared to be a jug of orange juice onto the ground.

"You have potential!" the man continued. "You have the potential to make your dreams come true!"

After shouting an expletive at some of the students a couple of times, the man continued by saying everyone there are brothers and sisters.

Witnesses told FOX5 that the man then spit in someone's face before he was tackled to the ground. A picture sent to FOX5 Report It showed two people attending to the man who was lying on the ground.

Capt. Ken Young, of Clark County School District police, said the substitute teacher suffered some type of medical issue, and was taken to the hospital.

Young said the man was not arrested.

Although witnesses identified the substitute teacher, FOX5 could not independently confirm the man's name. Clark County School District spokeswoman Melinda Malone did confirm the man had been employed by the district as a substitute teacher since 2012. She also said the school was locked down for an unspecified period of time due to the incident.

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