"We want to do things outside", he said, "whether it's native plant things or raised gardens so that we can promote garden- or farm-to-table initiatives for our kids".
Students also told police that Fish allowed them to draw lewd photos on the classroom board and admitted to doing drugs.
"She was slapping a boy, so I said, 'You're not his mom or dad, so stop hitting him, '" she said. The warrant said that one student began vomiting during a fight, and another student was taken to the hospital in December showing symptoms of being traumatized. Police learned of the freaky situation after four students came forward and revealed what was actually going on when Fish was a substitute.
Police in Montville, Connecticut, arrested 23-year-old Ryan Fish on Thursday following an investigation that began in December 2017, according to a state police report. "Student learning at schools affected by the strike has been halted for almost two weeks at a critical time in the academic year when federal and state testing requirements need to be completed".
The investigation into Fish's activities began in early December, after a anxious parent contacted the authorities, claiming that her son was beaten and robbed at school. In one, the teacher stands between two boys, separating them with outstretched arms.
Some students recorded the fights on their cellphones.
A teacher is facing charges of reckless endangerment and risk of injury to a minor for what some are calling a "fight club" in his classroom.
A school district in Erie, Pennsylvania has armed its teachers with miniature baseball bats to use as a last resort against active shooters.
In a statement to The Washington Post, Levesque said he understood some police were frustrated that "we didn't notify them of this so called "student slapping horseplay" in a timely fashion". "Had I known then, what I know now, yes, I should have contacted police". But Rogers says it's a fight they can't afford to lose. "That was not only a decision made based on what I've seen at school, but also what I've seen as an adult", said Harmon, who has been teaching for 20 years.
Kailyn thought quickly. There was a tissue box by the door, she said, so she pretended she needed a tissue. Cell phone evidence proves at least two of the fights.
Police said Fish told the principal "boys will be boys", after he was confronted about the fighting on October 10, the report said.
Fish's bail was set at $75,000, the Courant reported. "But I do think I see the red flags quickly".