According to reports, Tri-Cities High School coach Miller said, “I don’t feel like I did anything wrong. I only adhered to what Fulton County School Board Policy says you’re allowed to do.”
In the presence of police officers, Miller confronted a female student. The coach and the cops had no idea that the student, who was described as confrontational and violent by witnesses, was armed at the time of the time.
According to a source, the situation escalated when the student hit Miller with a stapler, after which Miller grabbed the girl, held her down until the authorities took charge and arrested her. At first, Miller was dismissed, but the school’s system eventually changed its mind and put him on a month-long suspension.
“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,” a statement released by the Fulton County Schools to a news source on Thursday read.
The statement continued, “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 attorney went on to urge school districts to help instructors 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 added.