I'm married to a teacher. I always get the inside scoop. I thought I'd heard it all.
Then I read that two New York City teachers organized a fight club for two of their bickering middle schoolers, and I think, well, at least I'll be able to one-up my husband at the dinner table tonight.
The 10 year olds were reportedly fighting over a pencil, according to the Daily News. Instead of trying to help the kids resolve the matter peacefully, like, um, any teacher who wants to keep his job would, he and his aid locked the classroom door, asks the other kids to stand aside, and tells the boys to duke it out gladiator style in the center of the room.
The police were called, the teacher and aid were removed and suspended respectively. No doubt the school board has to follow "proper procedure" and hold a hearing. But I seriously hope both of them are looking for a new career.
It never ceases to amaze me some of the things that go on in public schools, the place where, you know, you're supposed to send your kids because you think it's safe and supportive?
Here are some previous wacky school stories: