High School Teacher Suspended After Allegedly Restraining Student with Gun

In Fulton County, Georgia, a high school coach is under fire with the district for protecting himself against a student who had a firearm in their possession.

Tri-Cities High School coach Kenneth Miller was fired for his choice of actions during the incident on Aug. 20, 2021. The district later counteracted their decision and placed him on suspension instead.

“I don’t feel like I did anything wrong,” Tri-Cities High School coach Kenneth Miller said, according to News 19. “I only adhered to what Fulton County School Board policy says you’re allowed to do.”

Police officers’ bodycam footage shows Miller confronting a student in the presence of authorities unknowingly aware of the student’s gun, which quickly escalated. The student struck Miller with a stapler and within moments, he was seen restraining the student until officers stepped in and took her into custody. A gun was found in her backpack.

“Teachers get put in terribly dangerous situations and they have to be supported by the school systems that employ them,” Miller’s lawyer said. “Those teachers are our first line of defense against guns and other types of terrible violence that happens in schools.”

A statement from the county district shared they feel Miller stepped out of line reprimanding the student.

“The district administration does not support Mr. Miller’s actions relating to this event and believes his conduct failed to meet the professional expectations it has for employees. Mr. Miller inappropriately intervened in a student matter being handled by school administrators and law enforcement. Mr. Miller acted outside of the scope of his authority and responsibilities. Mr. Miller’s conduct resulted in an escalation of a physical altercation with a student in crisis, which conflicts with district expectations to de-escalate in these types of situations. Mr. Miller has not exhausted his due process rights at this time and remains on full, paid administrative leave. The district will not engage Mr. Miller or his attorneys in a public debate on this matter, but instead will allow the facts to drive the outcome of any related decision.”

Tri-Cities High found multiple guns during on-campus searches throughout the year.

“I’m OK with him standing up for those children,” Kavon Smith Arnold told Fox 5. “What I’m not OK with is him being railroaded because, at the end of the day, teachers are put in very uncompromising positions to take care of our children.”

6 thoughts on “High School Teacher Suspended After Allegedly Restraining Student with Gun

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  1. So the school athorities would be ok if that student kiled a few students, like columbine high school, before that teacher restrained that student! How stupid and insane is that?

  2. Typical academia bureaucrats making up policy as they go along. Just incompetent, inept, corrupt fools. These are the same low IQ knuckle draggers that have screwed up our education system for years. They can’t even balance their checkbook and they are making policy concerning something that they have no idea on what to do. The student should be arrested and charged with the felony that it is. – the illegal possession of a firearm and these school idiots should be sacked immediately. Have a special election if necessary. Maybe they could be transferred to the Ukraine to help make policy there. We can only pray !

  3. This teacher is a hero he should be given a medal this little punk Thug monkey who pulled the gun actually needed to get shot to see what it feels like, but a judge will kiss his ass & will probably be another leftist,liberal communist, slime bag judge, with that said this Punk is going to wind up killing somebody probably before the year’s over and using another excuse to get out of it, his black entitlement card will expire when somebody shoots him right in the head the next time he pulls a gun on the wrong person it’s scum like this that’s making it hard for all people to live safe anywhere, my answer for decent people is the buy more guns,and ammunition and wait for scum like this to attack us, so we can do the job of the lazy communist government and then get punished for exercising our constitutional right, but at least they’ll be one less thug monkey on the street.

  4. It’s called DEMOCRATS in action. The opposite of common sense as we know it. Those idiots will probably let him graduate early with a .5 GPA

  5. Next time Mr. Miller might not be around if
    this girl decides to take out her gun and shoot
    some fellow students. She should be expelled
    for concealing a gun in her backpack and
    striking the coach. Mr. Miller is a hero !

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