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Teacher fired after allegedly choking student

Clay County gym teacher, Michael Ford, 42, faces one charge of child abuse
Clay County gym teacher, Michael Ford, 42, faces one charge of child abuse
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Updated: 5/17/2013 1:00 am
ORANGE PARK, Fla. -- The Clay County School Board decided to fire a teacher accused of choking a student.

Michael Ford, a P.E. teacher at Oakleaf Junior High reportedly attacked the child after the student cursed at him. Ford was suspended shortly after the incident.

The teacher can can appeal the firing.
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stopit - 5/18/2013 12:44 PM
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What about the brat? The teacher was fired but was the kid given any disciplinary action, or did he go through the rest of the day with a big smile on his face & a lesson learned: "Haha! We kids can do whatever we want & get away with it. Adults can't do anything about it!".

nativejax - 5/17/2013 1:12 PM
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The kid may have 'needed' choked out, but as the 'adult' in authority, the teacher only needed to kick him out of his classroom for 'disrupting' it.

913201 - 5/17/2013 12:46 PM
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I agree

sameO - 5/17/2013 7:54 AM
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I would have choked him out also. These kids need to realize you don't disrespect an adult.
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