Weymouth High School Teacher Accused Of Fighting Student

WEYMOUTH (CBS) – A teacher at Weymouth High School could be facing criminal charges for allegedly assaulting one of his students earlier this week.

According to witnesses, it started when the teacher told the teen to leave his math class because the boy was being disruptive and disrespectful.

WBZ-TV’s Paul Burton reports

“The teacher asked him to get out and he responded by saying a lot of swears, said ‘No,’ (there were) a couple of pushes and then they went at it,” freshman Ryan Jones told WBZ-TV.

“It was really crazy, desks were flying all over the floor.”

Authorities say the teacher put the boy in a headlock during the fight, which lasted nearly two minutes before school security broke it up.

The teen was taken to South Shore Hospital where he was treated for scratches and bruises on his face and neck.

The teacher had just started working at the school on Monday. He has been put on administrative leave until an investigation is finished.

Weymouth police are seeking criminal complaint charges.

No names have been released.

The school released this brief statement Thursday:

“The incident is being taken very seriously and appropriate and immediate action will be taken. Parents of students at the high school have been notified of the incident via telephone and email.”

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  • weyotwnie

    Not for nothing, but I was a student at whs…I’m sure the kid started it and the teacher was defending himself and the kids mom probably thinks he’s an angel…typical

    • DA

      I agree……….

  • weymouth

    … Now this teacher will lose his job because some punk wanted to look like a tough guy. What happened to the alternative school system? WHS is a mess and now this punk kid is gonna become rich off some bogus charges …

    • Atul

      I agree.

    • Dave S

      That’s the American way!

  • Cynic

    Student Assaulted? Looks to me like a Teacher was assaulted.

  • Cynic

    Why are the Police and WBZ jumping on the Teacher?

  • Dave S

    Sometimes these punk, pathetic kids AND there parents need a nice long kick in their @$$!!

    This teacher should be REWARDED for having to put up with this BS! GOOD FOR HIM for sticking up for himself!

    We need to revert back to the old times when kids were TERRIFIED to fail, swear, disrespect, and disrupt. Now, it’s a JOKE! Kids run the schools! Why even have teachers and administrators? All the parents and their loser kids know everything anyway!

    • Katrina

      Dave S, I totally agree with you. This is the reason kids can’t learn, because teacher’s can’t teach. I was a teacher at an altertative school and I will tell you these kids fear nothing because discipline has been taken out of the school system. I don’t condone what the teacher did; however, I understand how some students can push you too the limit. That is why I changed professions.

  • Buddy

    Maybe the kid is gay and if so who cares. If I were the teacher and me being an adult I would have called school security? Correct me if I’m wrong but the story above said security had to intervene and break the fight up?

    We do not always make the right decisions and we are human so maybe this was something brewing throughout the school year? Hopefully the folks in the classroom will tell the truth and perhaps the right story will be told.

    Remember their are three sides to every story, Mine, yours and the truth!


    • Cynic

      Why are you bringing GAY into it? Are you Gay?….Thats immaterial?..My point exactly.

      • Jules Valkyrie Beglane


  • rufus

    Also know someone who was there. The kid started it. What’s left out of this story is the race of the student. I’m sure civil rights charges against this poor teacher will be coming. The school and the Weymouth Police are showing no guts here. Why has the student not been charged?

  • cynic

    i saw the fight, student swung first, and threatened the teacher. Teacher was defending himself and other students. Student needs to be taken off the streets and put in juvenile detention

    • Cynic

      There must be two Cynics…..I am the one with the Capitol “C”…..I wasn’t here.. I’m in Oklahoma.

    • Ladybug

      Tell this to the police. Help this poor teacher out,otherwise, the system will put him dow.

  • msw

    Hat’s off to the teacher for giving this mouthy little punk a slap down. Forget about charges……..he should get an award.

  • denise

    Unfortunately for many it’s guilty until proven innocent! And sometimes depending on who the “powers to be” are more affraid of… the innocent still ends up guilty!

    From the sounds of what has been told – the teacher isn’t the guilty one. just because the kid is 14 doesn’t make him/her any less capable of being the one who started the whole thing. My Mom taught me that I’m not to throw the first punch – but be sure to be the one to throw the last! if the teach had the kid in a choke hold – he obviously was trying to subdue him. He should have layed the kid out – maybe some day the kids will once again respect authority! They don’t and we all know it!

  • Mike

    If the School has Security How Come The Teacher Did Not Call upon them? (assuming he did not have to leave the class room). I am not trying to shift the blame around, but It takes 2 or more to start these, and now this School has to deal with these distractions.

    • James

      Sounds like he didn’t have time to go get security. Sounds like the student attacked him.

  • Jules Valkyrie Beglane

    totally don’t wanna go to my class anymore after that. i dont trust that teacher now.

    • Cynic

      Maybe you shouldn’t go back to class….From your comment it’s obvious you aren’t learning anyhing there.WHS used to be a good School. They Used to teach English.

  • Sherry

    Theses kids have no respect starting at home and then the teachers have to do what these sorry ass parents don’t do. I am all for this teacher.

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  • Lawson

    Some schools still need a principal like Joe Clark and more teachers that will stand up and protect themselves. I hope this teacher doesn’t lose his job.

  • Septemberdawn

    I think everyone should ban together to petition the defense of this teacher. I am not from the area in question,,,but this very same problem happens in schools across the country every day. It is time for the people of this country to take a stand for what is just and right. Stand up for what is right in our school systems,,goverment,,etc. If egypt can protest and get what they want,,then why can’t we??? Better yet why don’t we?

  • Disgusted

    The inmates run the asylum. Parents do not control their kids and prevent any discipline at the schools. Teens are unstable emotionally and apt to go off. Teacher probably DID call security but it happened to fast. One above comment says they witnessed it and the kid struck first. Just shows that the “blame the teacher” propaganda of the GOP has sunk in. Emotionally disturbed kids and defiant kids are now mandated by law to be “mainstreamed” into the general classroom because they “do better when surrounded by normal kids”. So a mild improvement in them-almost negligible-is given precedence over the large drop in academics suffered by the other students as the miscreant’s behavior takes its inevitable toll.

  • Roscopwife

    I feel bad for the teacher. I know how disrespectful the kids are these days. If the school had police he should have called them in because I tell you either them dealing with this kid he would have calmed down that minute or if he still didn’t comply they can put their hands on him.

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    Espero que alguien tradusca para ustedes.
    Yo en lo personal, les recomiendo a todos los profesores que se den su valor y que se unan para cambiar la politica estupida que tiene EU sobre los derechos de los estudiantes.
    Esto lo sabe todo el miundo, que los alumnos hacen lo que le da la gana con los profesores y los padres apoyadores, saben que sus hijos provocan estas situaciones y no hacen nada al respecto.
    Espero de corazon que aparescan miles de profesores que tomen tambien esta desicion y no se dejen pisotear, pues, es mas importante su dignidad que un estupido empleo.

  • http://boston.cbslocal.com/2011/02/16/weymouth-teacher-fired-after-classroom-fight/ Weymouth Teacher Fired After Classroom Fight « CBS Boston

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