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Teacher fired after breaking up fight with broomstick (video)

By Mason White 11:42 AM May 8, 2014
Teacher using a broomstick to stop a fight 

By: Devansh Dutt
(Scroll down for video) A teacher lost her job after successfully breaking up a fight among her students with a broomstick, school officials in Michigan said.

The woman, who has not yet been named, used the broomstick during the fight at the Pershing High School in Detroit.

A video of the incident has emerged that appears to show the teacher hitting one of the students with the broomstick in an attempt to end the feud.

However, after school officials saw the video, they immediately terminated the teacher.

The president of the Detroit Federation of Teachers , Keith Johnson, explained that the teacher was involved in a very difficult situation.

“Hitting a student with a broomstick is a violation of the corporal punishment act under the school code of Michigan. However, she was caught in a dilemma because under the same code she was expected to do what is necessary to diffuse the situation,” Johnson said.

The teacher will have the opportunity to appeal her case.