This Barnstable Teacher Under Investigation For Tossing Some Asshole Kid Into A Filing Cabinet Should Be Applauded For Preventing Violence In His Classroom


The Barnstable Superintendent sent out an email today informing parents that a teacher at Barnstable High School was placed on leave and is under investigation for “inappropriately physically intervening between two students.”

Here’s the video.

And this is why they told us never to break up fights between kids at new teacher orientation. I did anyway because morally I can’t watch a kid get the shit kicked out of him and not do something to stop it, but you have nothing to gain and everything to lose by doing so.

You can’t quite see what transpires before this, but the kid in the black shirt is clearly trying to attack the kid in the white and black by chasing after him in the classroom.

The other kid is holding an object, so the teacher intervened by grabbing the kid in the black shirt from behind and it looks like his momentum and direction caused the kid to turn and swing his head directly into the filing cabinet.

Play stupid games, win stupid prizes. Sorry kid, this is a classroom, not gym class. The teacher absolutely did the right thing and the only people under investigation should be the 2 kids who acted dangerously in class and didn’t feel like following the rules.

How did the teacher “exhibit actions contrary to the values and expectations of the Barnstable Public Schools?”

Do the BPS value fights between students? Because this teacher prevented one. Did the students exhibit actions contrary to the values and expectations of the Barnstable Public Schools, or just the teacher? The teachers intent was clearly to break it up, but he’s not trained in how to do that. He also looks older and didn’t sign up for this. Why are they punishing a teacher who was trying to keep his classroom safe because he accidentally threw the kid into a filing cabinet? Maybe the kid should behave and this wouldn’t have happened in the first place.

If this was Shepherd Hill this would’ve had a much different spin on it. Back in 2008 when I was teaching there (I wrote about this in my book, which you can purchase below) a first year teacher came to school shitfaced because he had no more sick days left. The kids knew he was drunk and he thought it would be a good idea to challenge one of his freshmen students to a fist fight. They physically started punching each other, with the teacher landing much better shots because the kid was 14. When Fox 25 News got wind of it the school spinned it off as a “creative lesson” recreation of Animal Farm that went too far. The headline that night on the news was “should schools be teaching Animal Farm?” I shit you not, that really happened.

But I guess in Barnstable they don’t do cover ups, but they will throw their teachers under the bus for protecting students from violence.


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8 Comment(s)
  • Jack Mehoff
    June 11, 2021 at 5:45 pm

    More teachers should kick ass of these fucking punk kids. The same outraged assholes would be just as outraged if the teacher let the kids duke it out. Obviously the teacher has been watching some wrestling videos during his 14 months of sitting at home while getting paid for doing nothing.

  • Michael Giannetti
    June 11, 2021 at 3:23 pm

    I was hoping for some pictures of freshman girls in this article. This sucks kid.

  • ChrisInShrewsbury
    June 11, 2021 at 11:57 am

    Casual Observations:

    (Disclaimer: Shitty kids deserve a beating once in a while, but I have issues here)

    1) The teacher let the situation get out of hand long before this video
    2) From the video, I don’t see a grave danger or lethal situation
    3) The teacher used an unconventional (and untrained) take down method
    4) This lumpy fuck teacher can’t stay on his god damn feet.
    5) While this shitbag kid probably deserves being tossed to the floor, the teacher used force in a way that could have easily resulted in a TBI. Per the video, you can see this fucker has no clue what he’s doing, and he certainly shouldn’t be trying to tackle anyone. Prefer a straight up choke here than the fucking abortion he attempted.

  • bill fleming
    June 11, 2021 at 8:04 am

    A teacher finally won a fight which makes the score thugs 100 teachers 1

  • Vigil Ante
    June 11, 2021 at 7:52 am

    Saw this on the news last night. They interviewed a kid in the class. He said the 2 kids were goofing around hitting each other with large metal rulers. One kid whacked the other pretty hard, he’s the one running away. Other kid was pissed and went at him. Teacher tried to stop it. This is where the problems come in. I see a teacher trying to stop chaos in a classroom he has obviously already lost control of. The kid said the teacher viciously attacked him unprovoked. The kid also said this was not the first time those 2 kids were fucking around in class. Lesson learned people. We have been told this year by the media and politicians that kids have been fighting, some times with knives for eons. Let the kids fight and kill each other.

  • krandid45
    June 11, 2021 at 7:51 am

    As a current student at Barnstable High School there are some details that should be added. The kid in question was holding a ruler. And it’s still unclear if he hit his head or not but I can confirm that the loud noise in the video is him hitting his knee against the cabinet. It’s hard to see but once you do it’s hard to think his head ever hit it in the first place. After the incident the kid was seen in the school nurses office. He did not require an immediate trip to the hospital. The teacher in question is regarded by other students as a great guy who also happens to be a published author as well as running a fine arts program outside of the school. If this teacher is not aloud to return to the school and or faces any legal charges or penalties there should be a public outcry for the superintendent to resign for their poor handling of a simple situation.

  • annksweck
    June 11, 2021 at 7:47 am

    My son goes to this school. This was a freshman art class. The story goes that the “victim” was going to stab the other kid with a ruler. Not “horsing” around.

    I guarantee if the kid was horsing around it wouldn’t have resulted in the teacher chasing and catching him. The kid freaked and flipped towards the teacher which resulted in them falling into the cabinet.

    These are not kindergarten kids. These are young men. Who you can’t just tell to sit down or knock it off.

    I guarantee if my kid was the one who got tackled by a teacher for poor behavior I wouldn’t be lawyering up and he’d be lucky a headache was all he got.

    And I’d buy that teacher a drink!!

    We. Don’t. Pay. Teachers. Enough!!!

  • Inflamed Anus
    June 11, 2021 at 6:43 am

    Clearly this was unintentional on the teachers part. My only question is what happened to the kid, he can be heard moaning on the ground, he split his head open or what? Not that I really care, just curious.

    This unfortunately is what this world is coming to, individuals are instructed to stand there with their dick in their hand and watch as society goes to shit around them, then 1 of 2 things happen. They are deemed monsters for not intervening and preventing an “innocent” person from being hurt, or a monster for intervening if something happens as a result of their intervention. Loose/loose no matter what you do!

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