Teacher Fired For Hitting Student With Broom

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by WCCB Charlotte

DETROIT,MI--Breaking up a fight with broom caused a Detroit teacher to get fired.

The teacher was caught on cell phone video trying to seperate two students with a broom, and even struck one of the male students several times in the back.

President of the Detroit Federation of Teachers, Keith Johnson says, "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.”

The two students involved in the fight where suspended for 10 days and the teacher is said to be able to appeal the firing at a meeting in June.

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