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SCHOOL DAZE: Support for Teacher Who Fought with Student

by Scott Hanson

Students at Santa Monica High School in California are supporting a teacher who was placed on leave last week after he fought with a student whom he suspected of dealing drugs in his class.

Science teacher Mark Black , who is also a wrestling coach, asked the student to hand over a bag of weed. The student refused and the two got into a fight which other students captured on a cell phone video which has gone viral.

The entire community has thrown its support behind Black and are calling for the superintendent who placed him on leave to resign. They say he did the right thing by trying to confiscate the weed and then acted in self-defense when the student attacked him. The school says it will conduct an investigation into what happened. ( KCAL-TV Los Angeles )