Teacher accused of running student "fight club" in class

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The student who made the report in December reported that he was beaten and robbed by students. Another boy said he'd leave his civics class early and duck into what Fish called his "kick back class".

Last month NBC reported that a rural school district in Pennsylvania said it would give buckets of river rocks to teachers in a bid to potentially ward off school shooters.

Fish would reportedly permit the students to draw male body parts on the board and according to a student, he would tell them that he smoked marijuana. "Kind of have a social thing".

Fish pleaded not guilty to several charges, including reckless endangerment and risk of injury to a minor. Fish, who was a substitute at Montville High in Montville, CT, allowed students to turn his classroom into a "fight club" of sorts, encouraging violent confrontations between students during class.

Not surprisingly, students with smartphones recorded numerous fights and then posted them to social media, which obviously brought plenty of attention to Fish's freaky "teaching" style.

Patten told Moorehead that when Fish was taken to the principal, he said, "Boys will be boys", that he grew up in the country, and "Boys do stuff like that". Tonight, our union will hold a telephone town hall meeting with our members to discuss the situation and listen to what teachers have to say. "We will fight up and down every ballot to elect people who believe in public education and who will invest in our public schools and kids", said Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers.

In numerous fights police watched on video, they wrote, one of the boys was significantly smaller than the other. "Away from the door!" The incident allegedly involved four boys, ages 14 to 16. The warrant states one student started throwing up.

Authorities then began investigating the report and discovered that the one-on-one fights happened "under the direct supervision" of the former substitute math teacher. He was sacked the same day. According to court documents, students told police Fish talked during one class about smoking marijuana and trying other drugs.

But Sgt. Juhola said school officials never contacted police and only acknowledged the incident during the police investigation.

Oklahoma teachers ended their statewide strike Thursday after nine days, claiming victory in getting a raise and more funding for public schools but acknowledging that additional concessions from lawmakers are unlikely. He also said, "I'm immature".

When confronted by the superintendent, Fish claimed that the children were just being rambunctious and needed something to blow off some steam.

However, many Oklahoma teachers are upset by the decision.

In total, he recalled at least four open-handed slap fights between September and his firing.

"The truth is I'm an idiot and wanted to befriend them", Fish said, according to the warrant.

"I didn't realize what was happening at the time", he told Fox 61.

"I am so sorry".

"All I knew was that a teacher was letting kids fight", said Montville High School junior Luke Hall.

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