School District Arms Teachers With Mini Baseball Bats - No, We're Not Kidding


A substitute teacher at a CT high school was arrested after police said he was running a "fight club" at Montville High School.

What he called his "social thing" was actually a "fight club", according to police, in which Fish refereed as students beat themselves to the point of blood and vomit, while other children cheered and took cellphone videos.

Students also told police that Fish allowed them to draw lewd photos on the classroom board and admitted to doing drugs.

In interviews with police, Fish said that the fights started in September, and that he thinks there were four all together, according to the warrant.

Cooper, a 39-year teaching veteran who now leads a kindergarten class, said teachers had shown their passion for their students and would not let up. However, upon learning just how much trouble he was in, he appeared remorseful. "We all want them to be in the safest environment", she said.

"The fights can be seen on cell phone video".

The choice not to inform law enforcement-and students' parents-of Fish's so-called Fight Club has been met with controversy. "The thought that their children will be educated in a better way in English medium schools is ingrained in their minds", a teacher of Tiruverumbur Panchayat Union said. Eventually the concerns made their way up to the superintendent, who promptly dismissed Fish.

Sterk, who was hired as a Spokane police officer for Expo '74, said he would have never dreamed back then that he would be researching school shootings to suggest safety measures to include locking classroom doors.

An assistant principal at the school learned of the videos in early October, according to the police report, and had security escort Fish to her office.

In the Bluegrass State, restive teachers have not launched a statewide strike, but have forced one round of school closures as they gathered in the state capital to protest a GOP pension "reform" bill, and could force another one as legislators return from a recess.

Fish, who began working at Montville High School as a substitute math teacher in the spring of 2017, graduated from Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut, with a degree in philosophy.

Fish had initiated that fight by counting to three, the 14-year-old told police.

But Morrison said the district also installed the locks that were created to prevent someone from entering the classrooms.

At the beginning of the walkout, Oklahoma Education Association officials would not give a specific amount, rather saying they wanted lawmakers to restore a portion of the $200 million that had been cut from school budgets over the past decade. "I am so sorry because I'll be totally honest, I was trying to reach the kids", Fish told WVIT.

Khelfaoui said he will not request that the School Committee take a vote on the matter if the issues around logistics aren't ironed out by the next meeting on April 26.

Juhola on Friday called it "disturbing" that fights were allowed, and encouraged, in class. "Unfortunately, we're in a day and age where one might need to use them to protect ourselves and our kids".