Barnstable Teacher Placed On Leave For Allegedly Assaulting Student


BARNSTABLE, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — A Barnstable High School teacher was placed on administrative leave after "inappropriately" breaking up a fight between students.

Barnstable Police are investigating the incident that took place around 8:15 a.m. Thursday. Superintendent of Barnstable Public Schools Dr. Meg Mayo-Brown said in a statement that the teacher "inappropriately physically intervened in a matter between two students."

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A video that was believed to have been filmed by a student showed the teacher stepping in-between the students at the front of the classroom and forcefully breaking up the fight. As seen in the video, a student involved hits their head against a filing cabinet.

Mayo-Brown stated the teacher "exhibited actions contrary to the values and expectations of Barnstable Public Schools."

During the investigation, the teacher will be on administrative leave.

Here's a video of the incident:

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