School Coach Suspended for Restraining Student Who Had a Loaded Gun

In an era where school shootings have become the norm in America, one man decided to take it upon himself to do something about it last August. In the summer of 2021, a high school coach named Kenneth Miller physically restrained a student after she hit him with a stapler. The situation unfolded in a classroom right in front of police officers who later found out that the student was in possession of a loaded gun during the altercation. Despite what many locals have deemed a heroic act by a good samaritan, the faculty member was fired by the school district shortly after the incident went viral.

“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.

For more on this developing story, keep it locked.

Source: NY Post

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