School investigates fight between teacher, students

School investigates fight between teacher, students
(SOURCE: WMC Action News 5)
(SOURCE: WMC Action News 5)

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - A fight involving students and a teacher at Fairley High School is under investigation.

The school said they are launching an investigation to determine what exactly happened, but admit they have not contacted the police or any other outside agency for assistance.

School leaders will not confirmed if it was a physical assault, but they are saying it is not a sexual assault.

School leaders also refused to say if the teacher is still employed with the school.

Barbara Martin, with the Retired Teachers Association, supports the way the school is handling the situation.

"Things have to be investigated. So, they're going by it the right way. Truth will prevail," Martin said.

Megan Quaile, Executive Director of Green Dot Public Schools, admits the school has not contacted police. Quaile said they are still working out the details of what happened.

Quaile said the school's number of fights have decreased significantly, and the district continues to focus on improvements.

However, for students within the schools, they say fighting and violence is just a way of life.

"But for me, if it's a conflict, if you got word with me, I'm going to handle it right there," a student who did not want to be identified said. "I'm going to knock you out."

The student said walking away is not an option.

"You turn around; you're dead."

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