A teacher in California at Santa Monica High School has been suspended after engaging in a classroom fight with a male student on Friday, April 4, 2014
Video footage of the incident reveals Mark Black, wrestling coach and science teacher wrestling the student to the ground
One of the student at the school who witnessed the fight said the fight started after the student was caught by the teacher selling drugs and also confirmed that the student was the first to hit the teacher.
However, superintendent Sandra Lyon blames condemns coach Mark Black’s actions and said they were unacceptable.
“I can tell you that what I witnessed on one of those videos is utterly alarming,” she wrote in a letter sent home to parents, noting she will “gather all the facts and make sure the proper actions are taken.”
“Until the investigation is complete, we will not have all the details that led up to this incident; nevertheless, based on the what I have viewed, the kind of physical restraint used by the teacher is unacceptable,” the letter added.
Mixed reactions has been gathered from parents, as some are in support of the teacher while others claim he went too far.