Florida Teacher Arrested For Allegedly Setting Up Student Brawls In The Classroom

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A Florida middle school teacher is accused of hosting fighting matches between students during class, per the NY Post

Police arrested 23-year-old, Angel Footman,  a sixth-grade teacher at Griffin Middle School in Tallahassee after several students reported that she was


one-on-one matches in the classroom. According to WCTV Footman instructed students to squabble for

“30 seconds”

as she sat at her desk and watched. Reports claim Footman even laid out ground rules telling students to refrain from recording, be quiet, and don’t pull each other’s hair. 

According to court documents obtained by WCTV, students said they would schedule their brawls to take place in Footman’s classroom.

A video recording shows Footman telling students the rules for the fights, the outlet reported. The teacher admitted to not reporting various altercations and not submitting reports of misconduct but claims to have had no involvement in organizing the fights.

She was taken into custody but has since been released. She is charged with four counts of

“contributing to the delinquency of a minor,”

and is to be arraigned on the charges early next month, reports reveal. 

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