As shown in a viral video that flew through social media, California teacher and wrestling coach Mark Black took advantage of his takedown prowess during a classroom brawl to subdue a student he suspected was selling drugs.
Black was put on temporary leave by Santa Monica High School pending the completion of an investigation. The video of the classroom fight surfaced on World Star Hip Hop and gaining over a million views.
As KTLA TV reported, “It was not known what triggered the confrontation. But some students told KTLA, the student may have been caught selling drugs in class.”
ABC News reported that some believe it was student who was in the wrong, and not the teacher.
“He was trying to be a teacher and help, and I don’t think it was his fault,” student Kylan Townsend said.
What do you think of the teacher’s actions: was he in the right to physically go after the student for appearing to sell drugs or was his actions out-of-line?