Georgia High School Teacher Suspended After Allegedly Restraining Student With Gun In Self Defense
A high school student was taken into custody for having a gun on school grounds.
March 12, 2022 at 9:59 pm
In Fulton County, Georgia, a high school coach is under fire with the district for protecting himself against a student who had a firearm in their possession.
Tri-Cities High School coach Kenneth Miller was fired for his choice of actions during the incident on Aug. 20, 2021. The district later counteracted their decision and placed him on suspension instead.
“I don’t feel like I did anything wrong,” Tri-Cities High School coach Kenneth Miller said, according to News 19. “I only adhered to what Fulton County School Board policy says you’re allowed to do.”
Police officers’ bodycam footage shows Miller confronting a student in the presence of authorities unknowingly aware of the student’s gun, which quickly escalated. The student struck Miller with a stapler and within moments, he was seen restraining the student until officers stepped in and took her into custody. A gun was found in her backpack.
“Teachers get put in terribly dangerous situations and they have to be supported by the school systems that employ them,” Miller’s lawyer said. “Those teachers are our first line of defense against guns and other types of terrible violence that happens in schools.”