|Teacher Fired For Breaking Up Fight|
She was a teacher working in a tough school. Two boys got in a fight. They were pounding on each other. She wanted them to stop. So she grabbed a broom and whacked them. And, the fight stopped.
Unfortunately for the teacher, she broke the law. Even her Union agrees she deserved to be fired:
Keith Johnson, president of the Detroit Federation of Teachers, said he understood the teacher’s motive for using the broom, but said she was wrong for using the object as she did.
"Unfortunately, the method that she used, in terms of swatting one with a broom, is a violation of the corporal punishment provision under the Michigan school code,” Johnson said. “But she's caught in a quandary because under that same code she's expected to do what is necessary to diffuse a situation.”
Best quote from the story: -- Kiren Lowery, one of the students who has admitted to taking part in the fight, said the fired teacher was one of his favorites, but added he doesn’t feel responsible for her termination. She should have waited for security to come, he told MyFoxDetroit.com.
Here is the sad tale: --
Arm the teachers! --