A teacher and a staff member, whose identities have not been released, got into a fist fight in front of a classroom full of students right in front of their desks.
The fight occurred on May 19th, and the teacher and paraprofessional involved were charged with misdemeanor disorderly conduct.
A student managed to record the fight on her cell phone, which clearly shows the two women throwing punches and pulling each other’s hair.
Parents are appalled by these teacher’s behavior and want them fired after the terrible example that the set for their students.
School officials had to come into the classroom to break up the fight. According to the students, they then went through the students’ cell phones to delete any evidence of the scuffle. School officials are denying that they went through students’ phones.
The school, Stone Mountain Middle School, sent out a letter saying “anyone who creates an unsafe learning environment… receive swift disciplinary actions.”
Video of the Incident Can Be Seen HERE Pix11:
Julia Berry’s daughter was inside the classroom and watched the fight unfold. Berry wants these women fired, saying that they set a horrible example for students.
After the fight was finally broken up, students say school officials came into the classroom, went through their cell phones and made them delete any evidence of it. The DeKalb County School District says it’s not aware of staff going through the student’s phones. The communications director did say he would send CBS46 a statement, but only after the station sent him a copy of the video so he could review it.
The statement says, in part: “Those staff members that participated in the conduct have been removed from the learning environment. Following our process, DCSD will act swiftly and decisively to hold those employees accountable for their actions.”