“I don’t feel like I did anything wrong,” said the Tri-Cities High School coach. “I only adhered to what Fulton County School Board policy says you’re allowed to do…During that process, we located guns. We saved lives.”
Miller’s firing sparked controversy all over East Point, Georgia as he became a sympathetic figure to some. Therefore, the Fulton County School district opted to reverse their decision from indefinite termination of employment to a suspension so that they could investigate the situation further. They explained the logic behind their choice in a statement that was released on Thursday.
“The district administration does not support Mr. Miller’s actions relating to this event and believes his conduct failed to meet the professional expectations it has for employees,” the statement read. “Mr. Miller inappropriately intervened in a student matter being handled by school administrators and law enforcement. Mr. Miller acted outside of the scope of his authority and responsibilities…Mr. Miller’s conduct resulted in an escalation of a physical altercation with a student in crisis, which conflicts with district expectations to deescalate in these types of situations. Mr. Miller has not exhausted his due process rights at this time and remains on full, paid administrative leave.”
In the wake of the disciplinary action, Miller and his team of lawyers have been fighting to salvage his reputation and his career by reiterating the fact that the high school coach merely acted out of self-defense for the betterment of the entire student body.
“Those teachers are our first line of defense against guns and other types of terrible violence that happens in schools,” Miller’s lawyer said.
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Source: NY Post