Teacher caught fighting with students in classroom admits his actions were “disgraceful” when he learns of his fate
- Michael Kable, 62, sentenced for beating a student
- Video of the incident shows him throwing a student over a desk.
- Sentenced to an 18-month community correction order
- You will no longer be able to teach
A substitute teacher said the way he acted when a fight broke out in his classroom was “embarrassing” as he was sentenced for his actions.
Michael Kable, 62, received an 18-month community correction order for hitting a student during an altercation at Maitland Grossman High School, near Newcastle in the NSW Hunter region on March 21.
He will no longer be able to continue teaching as a result of the sentence and criminal conviction handed down on Friday.
Disturbing images of the incident, recorded by a student, show the professor grabbing a boy by the shirt and pulling him over a desk, before another student threw another desk at him.
A second video surfaced a short time later, showing the teacher is holding a handful of paper balls that appear to have been thrown at him by a student during class.
Teacher Michael Kable (pictured days after the incident) was filmed beating a student during an out-of-control fight at Maitland Grossman High School in March.
Mr. Kable can then be heard saying ‘do you understand me? Stop doing it’, before the student throws another ball of paper at him.
The video shows students yelling at the teacher before a table is thrown at him.
The court heard the The old teacher was good-natured.
His lawyer, Cameron Duncan, argued that the one-time former teacher was assigned to teach the class without any instruction.
He was also not informed that six students they were on behavior management plans, the court heard.
His lawyer told the court that the students formed a group and misbehaved for half an hour, throwing papers, pens, pencil cases and a desk at the substitute teacher.
Mr. Kable then retaliated in a manner that was “quite embarrassing,” the court heard.
The former substitute teacher is ’embarrassing’ about his performance in the classroom that day
Mr. Kable (pictured arriving at court on Friday) is barred from teaching again after receiving a criminal conviction.
“Being a teacher is quite a tough job right now, being a one-time teacher is even harder, and it gets worse when the one-time teacher doesn’t have the right plans,” Mr. Duncan said.
Thousands, including former students, signed a Change.org petition in support of Mr. Kable after the video went viral, claiming the footage did not show the context of the altercation and that the teacher was being ‘maligned’ and had suffered regularly. physical and verbal abuse. of the students
Judge Ron Maiden noted Mr Kable’s good character but said he was in a position of trust and that the victim was a ‘vulnerable person’.
He also conceded that Mr. Kable may now also face difficulties finding employment in other industries.
Kable declined to comment on the sentence when he left court.
He previously told Daily Mail Australia that he had two sides to every story, but ultimately admitted that he “did the wrong thing”.
Michael Kable (left) was awarded an 18-month community corrections order when he faced court on Friday.