Students and teachers' union defend vice director who was filmed dragging a pupil from a fight into a headlock – while the child's parents ask him to be dismissed from work
- Images appeared from the all-in fight at Berwick Secondary College in Melbourne
- The vice-director is now confronted with criticism of his actions during the fight
- But other students say that he did the best that he could have done given the circumstances
Students and trade union officials defend the actions of a vice director who pulled a student from a fight through the head.
Images emerged of the fight at Berwick Secondary College in Melbourne, involving a group of students between 14 and 16 years old.
The mother of the filmed boy who is removed from the fight by the vice-director calls on him to withdraw.
But other students who witnessed the fight said that he was doing everything he could to save other students from pain and that he was under great pressure to make a quick decision.
Shocking images emerged from the fight at Berwick Secondary College in Melbourne, involving a group of students between 14 and 16 years old
A student who chose to remain anonymous told the Herald Sun. he & # 39; did what he needed to do to ensure that no one else was admitted to the hospital & # 39 ;.
The education union is now calling for more protection for teachers in this situation and more resources in schools.
Meredith Peace, president of the Australian educational union Victoria, said 3AW incidents of this severity were few and far between.
& # 39; Incidents of a very serious nature do not often occur in a very large school system, & # 39; she said.
A student, who chose to remain anonymous, said the vice-director & # 39; did what he had to do to ensure that no one else was admitted to the hospital & # 39;
The fight broke out at Berwick Secondary College in Melbourne during school hours and teachers were forced to detain students
& # 39; But that is very worrying and they can have long-term consequences for the people involved.
Although the footage showed the teacher intercepting the fight, students said it only captured the second half and missed the earlier drama in which a female teacher was slapped in the face and the school locked.
& # 39; The assistant director – he was not physical, not extra, not asked, just stopped him … Our teachers are really good, & # 39; said the student.
Students were forced to hide under their desks and stay in classrooms when the school was closed and stayed that way until the police arrived.
Three students between the ages of 14 and 16 were arrested, including the teenager in the filming who was allegedly stuck in a blockade.
Three students between the ages of 14 and 16 were arrested, including the teenager in the filming who was reportedly stuck in a blockade
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