Georgia educator suspended after restraining scholar in possession of loaded gun

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A Georgia highschool athletic director was suspended after he defended himself and restrained a scholar who was in possession of a loaded weapon in class. 

“I don’t feel like I did anything wrong,” Tri-Cities Excessive Faculty coach Kenneth Miller stated, according to News 19. “I only adhered to what Fulton County School Board Policy says you’re allowed to do.”

Miller stated that on Aug. 20 of final yr, the college’s principal known as him to her workplace about experiences of students on campus with guns

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“During that process, we located guns. We saved lives,” Miller instructed Fox 5.

Miller confronted one feminine scholar whereas within the presence of law enforcement officials. Miller and the officers have been unaware the scholar, who eyewitnesses described as belligerent and aggressive, had a gun on the time of the confrontation.

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The scenario escalated when the scholar hit Miller with a stapler, Information 19 reported. Miller then grabbed the lady and restrained her till officers stepped in and took her into custody.  

Screen shot of Georgia high school coach Kenneth Miller confronting student who was in possession of a loaded gun 

Display shot of Georgia highschool coach Kenneth Miller confronting scholar who was in possession of a loaded gun 
(Daily Post 5)

A loaded gun was later present in her backpack. One other gun was additionally discovered that day, in line with Miller, nevertheless it’s unclear if the identical lady was in possession of that gun. 

“I’m OK with him standing up for those children,” a supporter of Miller, Kavon Smith Arnold, instructed Fox 5. “What I’m not OK with is him being railroaded, because at the end of the day teachers are put in very uncompromising positions to take care of our children.”

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Miller was initially fired, however the faculty district later reversed the choice to a suspension which has lasted months, Information 19 reported. 

Screen shot of Georgia high school coach Kenneth Miller confronting student who was in possession of a loaded gun 

Display shot of Georgia highschool coach Kenneth Miller confronting scholar who was in possession of a loaded gun 
(Fox 5 )

“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. 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,” Fulton County Colleges stated in an announcement to Each day Publish Digital on Thursday. 

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“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.”

Miller’s lawyer known as on faculty programs to assist lecturers who “get put in terribly dangerous situations.”

“Those teachers are our first line of defense against guns and other types of terrible violence that happens in schools,” Miller’s lawyer stated. 

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