“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 Schools said in a statement to Fox News Digital on Thursday.
“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.”
Gun aside, she hit him. He should be reinstated and the entire administration fired - based on this account.
Not saying I agree with the firing…But is this one of the situations where say a store employee gets physical with someone trying to steal, stops the thief and theft,… but the company policy is not to try to physically stop a theft in progress, and the employee is fired for doing so?
BTW…The headline is written to imply that she had the gun on her person…it was found later in a back pack.
When you watch the video you will see it’s from the body cam of a cop who is standing near the door to the room it appears. The man and the girl are standing closest to each other. She is next to the long part of a desk while he is on the short side. There is no audio, she slaps him, he grabs her and pushes her against the wall until the cops step in. If it matters, the girl is pretty close to the same size as the guy.
The Principal had called the Athletic Director into his office to assist with investigating reports of firearm on campus.
The Athletic Director investigated and turned up someone suspected of having a firearm (which turned out to be true).
When confronted the student attempted to get physical with the Athletic Director who acted to restrain the student. NOTE: The student didn’t have the firearm readily available, the reports say it was found later in her backpack.
It’s hard to tell without knowing the full context to the exchange up to the point where the video picks up, but:
If the incident had been going on for some time as a heated verbal exchange, then the Administrator could have stepped in and told the Athletic Director to let him/her and the police officer to handle it at that point. If the Athletic Director DIDN’T back off at that point, then there is a problem. One worth firing for? Not in my opinion. Maybe some after incident review and discussion on how to better handled it would have been in order, but that’s about it.
On the other hand if the time frame in question is mere seconds and the student striking the Athletic Director with no time to deescalate, then the Athletic Directors actions to restrain the student seem just fine.
(NOTE: The object you can appear to see in the video is the Athletic Directors cell phone that was in his hand. If damaged the student or their parents should be responsible for paying for a new phone if it was damaged.)
“Those in non-union workplaces may face a more untenable situation, in that they might be disciplined or terminated whether the fight was their fault or not. In “right to work” states, employees can be terminated for any reason or no reason at all. As a result, many employers will let go of workers involved in a fight, whether they were they threw the first punch or not.”