Weymouth Teacher Fired After Classroom Fight

WEYMOUTH (CBS) — The Weymouth High School teacher who is accused of hitting a student has been fired.

Elbert Foster was just a few days into his job as a long-term substitute when he got into a fight with a 14-year-old student in his math class.

One witness says the fight started after Foster ordered a disruptive student leave his classroom, but the student refused.

Foster claims he was defending himself. He told reporters he was hit three times in the side of his face, his shoulder was separated and a tooth went through his lip.

Foster could face criminal charges.

Comments

One Comment

  1. taxedout says:

    Wonder why the comtry is like it is today??? The Kid should be kicked out of school and the teacher given a Raise!!!!

    1. Leslie Cherie Thomson Lawton says:

      I agree ! it’s really too bad when you have a teacher , a male teacher who has dedicated his life to teaching children , have his life taken away because there is hardly a time when a teacher can protect himself or his classroom with out being fired even jailed for standing up to these little monsters society has created. I know parents who want to give up their children because its impossible to raise a child with out having them respect you.. THIS IS NOT HIS CHILD and HE has to put up with him more hours in a day than a parent..

      The laws put in place today with regards to child safety are usually written and passed by those who have NO children or No control over their own children..
      Blaming this teacher leave the child thinking his actions are acceptable and he invincible.. this leaves him to go out and try these moves on someone else, However, perhaps not someone with with restraint or concern for him..

      What then will be his out come?

      Our country has become so passive to the point eagerly praising those who undermined our power and authority.

      * There is no commitment until a cause becomes a choice.*

  2. Leslie Cherie Thomson Lawton says:

    1 Comment
    taxedout

    Wonder why the comtry is like it is today??? The Kid should be kicked out of school and the teacher given a Raise!!!!

    February 17, 2011 at 7:01 am | Reply | Report comment

    Leslie Cherie Thomson Lawton
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    I agree ! it’s really too bad when you have a teacher , a male teacher who has dedicated his life to teaching children , have his life taken away because there is hardly a time when a teacher can protect himself or his classroom with out being fired even jailed for standing up to these little monsters society has created. I know parents who want to give up their children because its impossible to raise a child with out having them respect you.. THIS IS NOT HIS CHILD and HE has to put up with him more hours in a day than a parent..

    The laws put in place today with regards to child safety are usually written and passed by those who have NO children or No control over their own children..
    Blaming this teacher leave the child thinking his actions are acceptable and he invincible.. this leaves him to go out and try these moves on someone else, However, perhaps not someone with with restraint or concern for him..

    What then will be his out come?

    Our country has become so passive to the point eagerly praising those who undermined our power and authority.

    * There is no commitment until a cause becomes a choice.*

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Boston

Summer of Savings
Download Weather App

Listen Live