(PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY) — ATLANTIC CITY — An attempt to protect a student being assaulted in a fight has cost a teacher his job.
After multiple attempts to break up a fight between two sixth-graders in October, physical education teacher Phillip Eisenstein said he grabbed the perpetrator of the fight under his arms from behind and took him to the office at the New York Avenue School.
“I’d already broken them up two or three times and had them sitting on the bleachers,” he said. “But when they were lining up to leave, the bigger student went after the other one again and had him cornered. I did what I had to do to protect the other student.”
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