This video, of course, is not entirely in context. You don’t see what lead up to this. That said, it appears that the student wasn’t exactly a model student. He had just been busted for selling drugs, and hit the teacher (i.e. initiated the altercation). From what I’m seeing, it appears the teacher merely pinned him down on the ground, and in MY view exercised a LOT of restraint. Once a kid hits a student, its game over. The teacher shouldn’t have to just sit there and take being assaulted by some punk/thug teenager. This superintendent issued a position far too quickly, I think. And, it took the side of the punk student publicly. That sends the WRONG message to other punks who would sell drugs and attack teachers at Santa Monica High. Since it appears that the student was black, and the teacher white.. I wonder if there is a racial component to this story.. Guess we’ll see.. Anyway, regardless, if this played out as it appears, I hope the teacher is reinstated and the kid expelled.