VIDEO: Cane Ridge Asst Principal on paid leave after tackling student during fight

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Cane Ridge High School Assistant Principal James Reese is on paid administrative leave after he violently took a student to the floor and restrained her during a fight in the gym on January 31. After Scoop: Nashville obtained a video of the incident, Metro Nashville Schools released a statement that reads, “a fight occurred in the gym at approximately 9:05 a.m. on Tuesday, January 31. Assistant Principal James Reese came into the gym and stopped the fight with the help of a substitute teacher. He was attempting to escort one of the girls out of the gym when the other one involved in the fight moved passed a substitute teacher and pushed them, knocking them to the floor. The AP got up and took that girl to the floor and restrained her to stop the fight from re-occurring.”

The AP has been placed on paid administrative leave while the district investigates the incident. Administrative leave is a routine standard operating practice for the district when an employee is under investigation, and it does not indicate corrective or disciplinary action by MNPS.

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3 Thoughts to “VIDEO: Cane Ridge Asst Principal on paid leave after tackling student during fight”

  1. I think the AP did what he had to do to get the situation under control.

  2. Bubba SixPak

    I commend the teacher for stopping the violence immediately. Prosecute the student for assault and disorderly conuct.

  3. Sherri Von Rotz

    As I saw it, AP Reese separated the girls that were fighting, then the aggressor slammed AP Reese & the other fighter to the floor….upon AP Reese getting back up, he then stopped the aggressor from going after the other girl and they both went on the floor. At that point the aggressor is furiously fighting AP Reese and not backing down at all. He & the other fighter should be pressing charges against the aggressor for any injuries they may have sustained.

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